digital divide

September 16, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

A Survey of Grants and Funding for Broadband Expansion

The digital divide has been closing over the past decade, with help from a range of federal funding programs aimed at extending broadband services to underserved areas of the country. Before you start thinking about how much funding you want or where to go to find it, it’ll help to consider how and where you want to expand broadband services and what these services will enable your customer and stakeholders to do. Then you can start looking into the funding opportunities that can help make those more concrete plans a reality.

September 9, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Three Innovations to Bridge the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

Here in 2020, in the midst of a flourishing digital revolution, high-speed Internet connectivity is now within reach of practically everyone, everywhere, right? Not exactly. The high-tech future may be moving full steam ahead in cities and suburbs, but rural regions still face a huge digital divide. Fortunately, there’s good news on the horizon: connecting rural regions is getting easier and less expensive every year.

September 9, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap

The internet has changed nearly every aspect of American life. It has transformed how we shop, listen to music, learn, do business, bank… and connect with each other. With so many Americans now working or learning from home, our dependence on it has grown. Yet, in dark contrast to internet usage growth, the gap between those who have broadband access and those who do not is growing, too.

August 14, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

An Unprecedented Opportunity

Internet connectivity is more critical to the success of our society than ever before. In partnership with some of our biggest customers, Cisco is investing our time, energy, development expertise, and money to make sure that state-of-the-art broadband networks are deployed by recognized Native American Tribes across all 50 states.

June 21, 2016

EDUCATION

Using Connected Transportation to Provide Students With Equitable Learning Opportunities

With Connected Transportation for Education, we’re paving the way to ubiquitous connectivity, ensuring equality in learning for all students.

September 25, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

Five years ago when it was created, the UN Commission for Digital Development stated that “the digital divide continues to be a development divide that must quickly be bridged.” Since then, huge progress has been made in closing the digital divides in the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly telephones and the Internet. […]