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The city is funding a dev bootcamp for low-income adults civic

May. 7, 2015 12:14 pm

The city is funding a dev bootcamp for low-income adults

It's one of four StartUp PHL grants the mayor will announce Thursday. Each grant focuses on making technology more accessible to all Philadelphians.
Empowering Philadelphia’s families and innovators through the Internet access

Apr. 23, 2015 7:32 am

Empowering Philadelphia’s families and innovators through the Internet

Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen makes the case for the company's Internet Essentials program — and offers ways you can help diminish the digital divide.
Jon Gosier’s TED talk asks: Who’s getting left behind in the tech revolution? access

Apr. 9, 2015 8:31 am

Jon Gosier’s TED talk asks: Who’s getting left behind in the tech revolution?

The social entrepreneur and investor wants tech innovations to benefit the many. Too often they benefit the few.
What other cities should learn from Philly’s failed municipal broadband effort civic

Mar. 4, 2015 12:49 pm

What other cities should learn from Philly’s failed municipal broadband effort

A recent FCC ruling paves the way for more cities to jump in to the internet game. Philadelphia was a pioneer in that arena. Wireless Philadelphia — with its positive legacy and fatal shortcomings — offers plenty of lessons.
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.

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