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 […]
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.
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 […]
Immigrants and refugees participating in English as a second language (ESL) classes face a variety of challenges as they acclimate to a new country. Some may have literacy difficulties, making it even harder for them to learn a new language since they are unable to read their native language. Additionally, they may also be brand […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The May meeting of the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion featured a discussion of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), and how Kansas City and South Bend, Indiana are using CBRS to build affordable wireless broadband networks for their residents