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Libraries, colleges and universities, and members of the community are invited to this FREE event  to learn more about what’s happening in Pennsylvania and across the country to help libraries get the broadband access, education, funding, and training opportunities...

The Lifeline program for low-income consumers offers a broadband subsidy.  Learn more in this District Dispatch post. ...

The Lifeline Program, a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households, is expanding to include broadband service. Changes will occur on December 2. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which...

Google Fiber has shown the benefits of broadband in the areas it serves but 5 million households with school-age children still lack broadband in the home, according to this eSchool News article. Last year PEW Research broke down the homework gap by income.  Hear some stories...

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In rural areas nationally, 52% of households, with income under $25,000, lack broadband.  This comes from the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey, which  provides data from a national study that explores the digital inclusion roles that public libraries play in our communities. ...

This StandardSpeaker.com article  states that “Philadelphia, along with Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown, were among the least-connected cities in the nation with 100,000 or more residents.” This article discusses some of the issues, such as a limitation  on municipal...

Thanks for your interest and participation in the yearlong PA Public Library Broadband Connectivity project which ran from Jan 2014-Jan 2015.  The project had 3 main outcomes: Training: Tech Summit, 10 Sessions of Broadband 101, and 5 Webinars Assessments: 256 Self-Assessments...

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Time: Prepared Content from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Q & A with the Team from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Presenters: Stacey Aldrich & Carrie Cleary Registration Link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3969069114686537218 Why Should You Attend?  Hear summaries...

Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...