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It’s more than a rebrand: why Autism Expressed is now called Digitability business

Nov. 3, 2016 10:22 am

It’s more than a rebrand: why Autism Expressed is now called Digitability

Michele McKeone, a former special education teacher, built a digital skills platform for students with autism in 2011. The rebrand points to a broader scope.
NYC’s first senior advisor for broadband has some Philly ties access

Aug. 11, 2016 10:32 am

NYC’s first senior advisor for broadband has some Philly ties

Josh Breitbart is advising Bill de Blasio's administration on expanding broadband access. He knows the lessons of Wireless Philadelphia very well.
Can Microsoft and the Science Center tackle tech’s diversity gap? access

Jul. 27, 2016 12:50 pm

Can Microsoft and the Science Center tackle tech’s diversity gap?

During the coming year, both institutions will partner to offer tech training to local students and digital tools to local businesses. “My greatest hope is that we create an environment where we create jobs,” said Science Center CEO Steve Tang.
This Drexel student org is offering tech help with a ‘Community Genius Bar’ access

Jul. 22, 2016 12:33 pm

This Drexel student org is offering tech help with a ‘Community Genius Bar’

Just like the Apple Store, but without the appointments. It's an effort by TechServ on Aug. 6.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Philly to talk digital inclusion access

Jul. 20, 2016 10:55 am

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Philly to talk digital inclusion

Clyburn will talk about ways to bridge the digital divide alongside a panel of prominent Philadelphians. The event is organized by the Media Mobilizing Project.
Comcast partners with HUD for Internet Essentials rollout to public housing nationwide access

Jul. 15, 2016 12:48 pm

Comcast partners with HUD for Internet Essentials rollout to public housing nationwide

The longstanding Philly program will soon be eligible to 2 million homes across the U.S. However, two controversial requirements still remain.
This digital literacy program will also get you 6 months of free bikeshare access

Jun. 9, 2016 8:58 am

This digital literacy program will also get you 6 months of free bikeshare

Can the city's Digital Skills and Bike Thrills program get more kinds of people to use Indego?
Comcast’s negotiated Internet Essentials expansion now includes low-income seniors access

May 13, 2016 10:26 am

Comcast’s negotiated Internet Essentials expansion now includes low-income seniors

Discounted internet access for low-income populations was a key sticking point during the Comcast franchise negotiations last fall.
Coded by Kids is hosting Philly Tech Week events at rec centers in underserved neighborhoods access

Apr. 12, 2016 10:17 am

Coded by Kids is hosting Philly Tech Week events at rec centers in underserved neighborhoods

With the help of a Philly Tech Week microgrant, the coding education nonprofit is bringing Philly Tech Week outside of the normal Center City fold. Here's how you can get involved.
Comcast’s low-cost internet program is now available to public housing residents access

Mar. 25, 2016 10:06 am

Comcast’s low-cost internet program is now available to public housing residents

It's an example of the telecom giant making good on its promise, as per the city's new franchise agreement, to pilot Internet Essentials expansions in Philadelphia.

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