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Access data on the digital divide for lower-income Americans and see links for other groups, such as the disabled or the rural population, on PEW’s Fact-Tank. ...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 9, 2019 Toward Gigabit Libraries Survey (Deadline Fri. May 17) In late April, I asked every public library location in Pennsylvania...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

Kinbercon will be held April 1-3 .  It is Pennsylvania’s only statewide IT conference bringing together leaders in education, libraries, government, healthcare, economic development and technology to share ideas and success stories. Learn more. ...

Tammy Garrison

  By Tammy Garrison, Executive Director Clinton County Libraries, Annie Halenbake Ross Library Annie Halenbake Ross Library, part of the Clinton County Libraries, has been making significant strides to be ready for the 2020s, a decade that is approaching with ferocious speed....

Date:  Thu, Nov 15, 2018 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST Centre County is a rural area in Pennsylvania and the Schlow Centre Region Library is using a unique method to bring low-cost internet to help bridge the digital divide. Utilizing TV WhiteSpace — the unused bandwidth...

Do your patrons live in a RURAL Area? Please encourage them to visit http://broadbandtest.us and take the broadband speed test. This will help map broadband access in PA This info was received from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania www.rural.palegislature.us www.facebook.com/RuralPennsylvania @CenterRuralPA The...

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. ...