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Defining Digital Discrimination

October 25, 2023 by

NDIA defines digital redlining as “discrimination by internet service providers in the deployment, maintenance, or upgrade of infrastructure or delivery of services. The denial of services has disparate impacts on people in certain areas of cities or regions, most frequently on the basis of income, race, and ethnicity.” KC Digital Drive was recently invited to […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Digital Corps

October 25, 2023 by

In 2022 the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) launched its Digital Corps program to provide dedicated technology assistance and personalized digital literacy training to library patrons. The Digital Corps is made up of a team of AmeriCorps service members stationed across seven library branches to provide one-on-one digital navigation assistance to community members.

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Fall Into Technology Showcase Highlights Organizations Providing Tech Education to Students in the Urban Core

September 28, 2023 by

For its September meeting, the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion held a showcase featuring presentations by six organizations providing advanced digital skills training to students in the urban core. The following is a brief recap of the goals and programs of each organization. Urban TEC (presented by Ina P. Montgomery) – Urban TEC was […]

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Preparing for Public Comments on State Broadband and Digital Equity Plans

September 27, 2023 by

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $65 billion in funding from the federal government to expand broadband access and promote digital inclusion across the United States. To do this, the IIJA established two programs: the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program (BEAD), which will […]

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Local agency to host U.S. Secretary of Education and FCC Chairperson as part of “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar”

September 7, 2023 by

KC Digital Drive (KCDD) central to community efforts to help students, families, and educators access broadband internet service KANSAS CITY—September 2, 2023 — On Tuesday, Sept. 5, local nonprofit KC Digital Drive will host U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on the first day of their “Back […]

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National Community Health Worker Awareness Week

August 30, 2023 by

It is estimated that only 10 – 20 percent of a person’s health status is related to direct medical care. The rest is taken up by what the World Health Organization says are the “conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” Our social circumstances play the dominant role in how healthy we are.

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New Effort Offers Steep Discounts on Internet Access

July 26, 2023 by

Eligible Households in Kansas City Metro Can Save up to $30/Month KANSAS CITY— July 26, 2023 — Eligible households in the Kansas City metro area can now sign up for steep discounts on their monthly internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has contracted with KC Digital Divide to help […]

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City of Liberty Expands Broadband Infrastructure and Offers Digital Inclusion Programming for Seniors

July 20, 2023 by

The following is a recap of presentations by Shawnna Funderburk, Liberty Chief Strategic Operations Officer, and Hailey Kellerstrass, Liberty Parks & Rec Community Services Manager given to the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion on July 7th, 2023. Liberty and Google Fiber Partner to Improve City Connectivity Despite being home to only about thirty thousand […]

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