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.
Mar. 7, 2014 12:30 pm
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.
Mar. 5, 2014 12:30 pm
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.
Dec. 19, 2013 9:07 am
"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.'"
Nov. 13, 2013 8:30 am
More than eight in ten Philadelphians have Internet access, a number that's grown since 2011 in large part because of smart phones.
Oct. 23, 2013 12:45 pm
More than 120 digital literacy professionals attended the conference, hosted by the Technology Learning Collaborative, a professional network of local digital literacy professionals. The conference aimed to discuss how digital literacy intersected with the city's new plan to fight poverty called Shared Prosperity.