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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.
Protestors: Here’s who’s affected by Sprint’s CLEAR shutdown access

Nov. 18, 2015 11:40 am

Protestors: Here’s who’s affected by Sprint’s CLEAR shutdown

After winning an injunction against Sprint last week, Mobile Citizen and Mobile Beacon held a small protest on Tuesday, giving voice to low-income customers with few other broadband options.
The numbers that make KEYSPOT a leader in digital inclusion access

Nov. 17, 2015 11:16 am

The numbers that make KEYSPOT a leader in digital inclusion

The city's network of computer literacy training centers recently won an award from a national digital access group. Here's on update on how many people the program is serving.
What the public had to say about Comcast at last night’s City Council hearing access

Nov. 13, 2015 11:07 am

What the public had to say about Comcast at last night’s City Council hearing

Some 50 people testified about what they like and dislike about the city's largest company. Their grievances generally centered on the same set of issues.
What’s holding back digital inclusion efforts in Philadelphia? access

Nov. 2, 2015 1:52 pm

What’s holding back digital inclusion efforts in Philadelphia?

Funding constraints and visibility struggles are two major factors. “Telling the story allows you to say, ‘We don’t have enough resources to do what you’re asking us to do,’” said one panelist at this year's Technology Learning Collaborative conference.
Here’s the proposed Comcast contract with the City of Philadelphia civic

Oct. 30, 2015 2:15 pm

Here’s the proposed Comcast contract with the City of Philadelphia

Under the proposed 15-year contract, Comcast will launch a $500,000 “Digital Inclusion Alliance Fund,” open a call center in Philadelphia that will hire 200 and improve customer service in the city. No help for city schools, though.
Learn how these orgs are training Philadelphians in technology access

Oct. 27, 2015 11:49 am

Learn how these orgs are training Philadelphians in technology

This year's Technology Learning Collaborative is this Friday at the Free Library's Parkway Central Branch.
Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet access

Oct. 26, 2015 8:01 am

Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet

Sprint is shutting down the network that powers CLEAR, which means one less option for broadband internet in Philadelphia. It's also a blow to those working to close the digital divide.

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