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Aug. 25, 2020 7:41 pm

Philly families: Call 211 for help getting students online during the virtual school year

By calling United Way's social services hotline, local parents and caregivers in need of internet access can learn about available resources and more.

Aug. 7, 2020 11:49 am

All of Philadelphia needs remote access to services. Here’s how it can happen

Community Legal Services staffers calls on local and national leaders to support many forms of remote access to services in Philadelphia, including internet and phone services.

Aug. 6, 2020 4:25 pm

What you need to know about Philly’s plan to get 35K low-income households online for the 2020-21 school year

The plan, called PHLConnectED, is the first step in the City of Philadelphia's larger strategy to address digital access and inequity in getting 35,000 student homes connected.

Aug. 3, 2020 7:07 pm

Comcast protest for free internet access brings digital divide debate to the forefront

Outside the telecomms giant's Center City HQ, activists conveyed concerns about what virtual learning means to Philadelphians with limited or no internet access and questioned what side of the digital divide Comcast is on.

Jul. 14, 2020 4:38 pm

Here’s how the City of Philadelphia plans to approach digital access issues over the next few months

City officials launched a new digital equity committee to help connect Philly students and community members with sustainable internet and device access.

Jul. 7, 2020 12:06 pm

This rural Pennsylvania community built its own tower for high-speed internet access

The new tower on the border of Mifflin and Huntington counties serves around 40 customers.

May 28, 2020 10:15 am

How I Work (from home): Brigitte Daniel on Instagram DJ parties and the digital divide

The EVP of Wilco Electronic Systems and a SmartCityPHL Appointed Advisory committee member offers a peek into her remote work setup and discusses the importance of internet access.

May 15, 2020 2:04 pm

How Philly’s smart city director thinks about the local tech ecosystem during the pandemic

What's important to keep the work moving forward? "Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration," said SmartCityPHL Director Emily Yates.

Apr. 27, 2020 10:03 am

As COVID-19 deepens the digital divide, a call to move beyond simply providing access

While accessing a computer is essential, we need digital job training to be incorporated into any workforce plan, writes Howard Pinder, the assistant director of workforce and economic inclusion at Drexel University.

Mar. 13, 2020 1:23 pm

Comcast is offering two months of free internet through its Internet Essentials program

Those who apply and are approved could get their installation materials in the next seven to 10 business days.

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