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.
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.
EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship
We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.
Webex & Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine: Encouraging Transparent Conversations
At Cisco, we're here to build connections to allow the best kinds of conversations to happen. See how Webex helped Reese Witherspoon and Dr. Anita Phillips “hear” one another on Hello Sunshine’s Shine On with Reese at Home.
AnnieCannons: Creating opportunities for survivors of human trafficking
Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. We recently sat down with the CEO and co-founder of AnnieCannons, Jessica Hubley, to learn more.
Proximity: Our Defining Moment Post-Crisis
I believe the ability to maximize the exponential power of diverse teams will be the single most important leadership capability of the future! The foundation of building an inclusive future for all is for executives to have exposure and knowledge of their diverse talent.
Expanding the Internet for the Future Supporting First Responders and Society at Large
Connectivity is critical to create a society and economy in which all citizens can participate and thrive, so Cisco hosted a virtual roundtable with leading providers of connectivity, social networking, and telehealth services.