May. 7, 2015 12:14 pm
It's one of four StartUp PHL grants the mayor will announce Thursday. Each grant focuses on making technology more accessible to all Philadelphians.
Apr. 23, 2015 7:32 am
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.
Apr. 9, 2015 8:31 am
The social entrepreneur and investor wants tech innovations to benefit the many. Too often they benefit the few.
Mar. 4, 2015 12:49 pm
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.
Sep. 12, 2014 11:53 am
Fifty-one KEYSPOT labs are still operational. Since the program's federal funding ran out last year, 30 have shut down.
Aug. 4, 2014 2:07 pm
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.
Apr. 18, 2014 11:30 am
Older Americans, like those with disabilities and other access challenges, are not often included in conversations about increasing web inclusivity. They should be.
Mar. 24, 2014 8:30 am
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.
Mar. 14, 2014 12:30 pm
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.