Digital Divide

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Now

by Gary Coman, Engineering and Development Lead, Cisco Networking Academy
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Everywhere in the world, technology is changing the way we live and work. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy program, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of students who can build networks, develop apps, secure devices, and analyze data. Combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, these digital skills can help you stand out in the job market, forget your own path, and even empower you to do work with a purpose.

Igniting Opportunity for Cape Town’s Youth

Part IV: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future
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This is part four in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on bridging the digital and education divide in the city’s most underserved communities. Read part onetwo, and three here.

Bridging the Digital Divide to Create Digital Equality

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As many educational institutions embrace technology and evolve their educational models, an almost equal number struggle to adequately join in this digital revolution. The result is a stark divide in our educational system and in public policy. The divide between the digital “haves” and “have-nots” echoes civil rights era warnings that we run the risk of creating two Americas, separate and unequal. To complicate things further, what we call the digital divide is not an issue in merely one population, system, or industry.

HP Rolls Out Digital Inclusion and Learning Labs in India

HP World on Wheels expected to bring access to IT and quality education to 6,400 Indian villages.
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With so many science and engineering professionals emerging from India, it’s easy to forget that much of the country is trying to bring quality education to millions of students in rural areas.

These Mobile Tech Hubs are Solar Powered and Could Bring Internet to 6,400 Indian Villages

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In our mobile, hyper-connected society, it’s easy to lose sight of the ease and convenience at which we access a world of information.

Comcast Releases Five Year Progress Report on Internet Essentials

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
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Today in Chicago, we officially kicked off our sixth Internet Essentials back-to-school season with the release of a five year progress report on Internet Essentials.  It was symbolic, as five years ago in Chicago, Comcast started on a journey to help close th

Comcast and the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Announce National Initiative to Connect Low-Income Americans to the Internet at Home

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
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Every Internet Essentials customer has a story to tell.  Lisa, a mother of four and grandmother of two, is studying to get her GED.  Lisa and her family live in public housing.  Recently, they were connected to the Internet at home for the first time as part of Comcast’s Internet Essentials pilot program for public housing residents.  Listen to her family’s story here.

Schools Learn How AT&T Solutions Support Technology-Rich Education

By John Irwin, Senior Vice President-Government, Education and Healthcare, AT&T
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It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.

It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.

At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference, educators can learn about the latest trends in educational technology. At the AT&T booth, they’ll see how our technology can keep their students and staff connected. They can also hear about our new solution to help families bridge the homework gap.

ICT4D 2016: Everyone Must Be Counted to Close the Digital Divide

by Chris Wellise, Director of Strategic Initiatives for HPE Living Progress
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While attending the ICT4D conference in Kenya recently I took a side trip to the Masai Mara National Reserve, where members of the famous Masai tribe wore their traditional, iconic red-robes—and carried cell phones.

And on the horizon of the reserve, interspersed amongst the elephants, hippos, and lions, were cell phone towers. Old and new live together. The integration of mobile technology is both personal and social. And technology is ubiquitous.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Papua New Guinea

Digicel joins the Business Call to Action
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Singapore, May 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Digicel Asia-Pacific, a digital communications leader in developing markets, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to make digital communications, solar power and data services more available in Papua New Guinea’s most remote areas. The company aims to extend 3G coverage to more than 80 percent of the population by 2020 and expand mobile penetration to 60 percent of the addressable population.

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