digital divide

Find KEYSPOT public computer labs with the 311 mobile app access

Sep. 12, 2014 11:53 am

Find KEYSPOT public computer labs with the 311 mobile app

Fifty-one KEYSPOT labs are still operational. Since the program's federal funding ran out last year, 30 have shut down.
Comcast’s Internet Essentials now available for families with late bills access

Aug. 4, 2014 2:07 pm

Comcast’s Internet Essentials now available for families with late bills

Previously, families with even one outstanding bill couldn't access Internet Essentials. The existing rule has slowed the program's adoption in Philadelphia, which is used by only about 10 percent of the city's eligible, low-income households.
‘Gray hair does not mean senile': how seniors fit into digital access access

Apr. 18, 2014 11:30 am

‘Gray hair does not mean senile': how seniors fit into digital access

Older Americans, like those with disabilities and other access challenges, are not often included in conversations about increasing web inclusivity. They should be.
City of Philadelphia launches online adult literacy courses access

Mar. 24, 2014 8:30 am

City of Philadelphia launches online adult literacy courses

In Philadelphia, about 67 percent of adults seeking literacy courses in 2014 read at a 4th-8th grade level, according to data from the Commission, the government organization that oversees the city's adult literacy efforts. The courses are geared toward learners at that level.
5 busiest Free Library locations for Wi-Fi use, of 188k 2013 logins access

Mar. 14, 2014 12:30 pm

5 busiest Free Library locations for Wi-Fi use, of 188k 2013 logins

Its Wi-Fi usage is growing, too. At more than 188,000 Wi-Fi sessions in fiscal year 2013, Wi-Fi usage has more than doubled since fiscal year 2011. The Free Library began offering Wi-Fi in 2008.
Mayor Nutter’s 2015 budget: here’s his proposed tech spending civic

Mar. 7, 2014 12:30 pm

Mayor Nutter’s 2015 budget: here’s his proposed tech spending

Mayor Nutter proposed a $3.8 billion budget for 2015 yesterday in City Hall, while municipal workers protested outside. Here are the technology-relevant highlights from the overview of the budget.
1 in 10 eligible Philly families have joined Comcast’s low-cost Internet program access

Mar. 5, 2014 12:30 pm

1 in 10 eligible Philly families have joined Comcast’s low-cost Internet program

Launched in May 2011 after a federal mandate, Comcast's Internet Essentials program has now reached about 300,000 households across the country, the company announced yesterday. The program offers low-cost Internet to families that have children who qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Comcast to spend millions marketing Kahn Academy to close digital divide [Comcast Roundup] business

Dec. 19, 2013 9:07 am

Comcast to spend millions marketing Kahn Academy to close digital divide [Comcast Roundup]

"Comcast’s executive VP David Cohen believes that backing Khan Academy will boost digital literacy and get more people paying for broadband because 'its content is the ultimate proof point of the value of the Internet.'"
More than 8 in 10 Philadelphians have Internet access: Pew report access

Nov. 13, 2013 8:30 am

More than 8 in 10 Philadelphians have Internet access: Pew report

More than eight in ten Philadelphians have Internet access, a number that's grown since 2011 in large part because of smart phones.