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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. ...

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Get To Know Your POWER Resources! CyberSmarts is an e-book collection for grades 3 – 6 which offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues. The set contains five titles: Avoiding Predators...

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...

Mental Floss shows what can be borrowed from a library besides books. What can your patrons borrow? ...

A study by John Horrigan and Jason Llorenz for WifiForward  finds that public libraries are the most common public Wi-Fi access points for African Americans and Latinos.  Read more about the impact of Wi-Fi on the District Dispatch site. // // ...

Pew Research Internet Project provides a social media update for 2014 showing that Facebook is the most popular social media site for the 81% of Americans who are on the Internet.  Learn more by accessing the full report. ...

The Knight Foundation shares Decoding the Net Neutrality Debate:  An Analysis of Media, Public Comment and Advocacy on Open Internet. ...