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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...

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Lend mobile hotspots to your patrons and give them unlimited access to the Internet in their home, on the soccer field or on vacation! Mobile Beacon hotspots are available to nonprofits through the TechSoup donation program.  Each hotspot is available for $18 and requires...

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

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  By Elizabeth Hess If you’re wondering what the “Internet of things” (IoT) means, don’t fret! You probably already know about this concept if you’re aware of connected devices or “smart” devices like Fitbits or even smartphones. The article Libraries and the...

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...

Help close the digital divide by providing information to your patrons who need, but cannot afford, Internet access and personal computers. This eSchool News article provides data and resources, such as EveryoneOn, and, with the completion of a form, Right2PC.com and ConnectHome...

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...

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...

Read this Delaware County Daily News article on the digital divide in Pennsylvania. ...

PEW Research has released updated numbers on adult Internet use. ...