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MO Goes Tech Launches with Open Call for Microgrant Applications

May 18, 2023 by

MO Goes Tech aims to expand the capacity of community-service organizations with established client relationships to add digital training and navigation to their service offerings, including enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program, and access to computers or tablets to ensure their clients have the tools they need to fully participate in the digital economy.

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Learning from the Broadband Journey of Spring Hill and Miami County

April 25, 2023 by

Broadband Expansion in Spring Hill and Miami County For many years, the town of Spring Hill Kansas struggled to attract internet providers interested in building high-speed broadband networks for its residents. Spring Hill often found itself being overlooked by providers and outside observers, who assumed that all of the towns in Johnson County were already […]

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Kansas Clear My Record Project – 2022 In Review

March 31, 2023 by

A recap of the 2022 accomplishments of the Kansas Clear My Record project, which aims to develop a simple web-based application that people with criminal convictions can use to determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged, and if so complete an expungement application they can file with the court.

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Comeback KC Ventures celebration

Comeback KC Celebration Story

March 30, 2023 by

The UMKC Technology Venture Studio and KC Digital Drive teams celebrated March 7
Comeback KC Ventures, a program that supported innovations that aim to solve pandemic-
related issues, built in just 18 months. It was a culmination of work and community
collaboration these past 20 months that led to new companies, the growth of others and most
importantly the broad impacts of our Comeback KC Ventures fellows’ efforts to curb the impact
of the pandemic on the Kansas City region and beyond.

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Cord Cutting / ACP Sign Up Workshops

March 21, 2023 by

“Cord cutting” is an emerging trend where people aim to reduce their cable TV bill or completely get rid of their cable service altogether by taking advantage of free or low-cost streaming options instead. Thanks to a generous gift of over 300 Google Chromecast devices from Google Fiber, KC Digital Drive is launching a series […]

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Connecting All Missourians – Kansas City Listening Session Recap

March 15, 2023 by

On March 10th, the Missouri Office of Broadband Development held a listening session in Kansas City as part of their Connecting All Missourians public engagement process. The purpose of the listening session was to gather feedback from the public about broadband and digital inclusion needs in the community, and share more information about the work that is being done by the Broadband Office across the state. 

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Wichita Nonprofit Medic All Will Make It Easier for Doctors to Volunteer Their Time Through Telehealth Visits

March 10, 2023 by

Medic All is a Wichita-based nonprofit with the mission of making it easier for health practitioners to provide free telehealth consultations to low-income patients. Many doctors are interested in giving back to their communities by volunteering their time to help patients who struggle to afford care. However, few health professionals have the ability to dedicate […]

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