Articles related to Digital Inclusion


Broadband Physical Infrastructure

Satellite-to-smartphone broadband company AST & Science to go public through a SPAC

Michael Sheetz / CNBC / Dec. 16

Democratizing innovation: Putting technology to work for inclusive growth 

Zia Qureshi / Brookings / Dec. 16

A Crisis of Connectivity: Internet Access in Rural PA

Jordan Wolman / Pulitzer Center / Dec. 17

5 State and Local Government IT Trends to Watch in 2021

Phil Goldstein / StateTech / Dec. 17

Building a Digital Oasis for Saudi Arabia.

Staff / Energy Weekly News / Dec. 18


Broadband Connectivity

CARES Act Funding Goes Toward Expanding New Mexico Broadband

Isabella Alves / GovTech / Dec. 14, 2020

The Cost Of Broadband Is Too Damned High

Joshua Stager / TechDirt / Dec. 14, 2020

Is Starlink Internet the Answer for Rural New York?

Geoff Herbert / GovTech / Dec. 14, 2020

The FCC’s mandate to ditch Huawei will mostly impact smaller, rural US carriers

Zoe LaRock / Business Insider / Dec. 14, 2020

A National Solution To The Digital Divide Starts With States

Anna Read / TechDirt / Dec. 16

New interactive map shows areas receiving rural broadband expansion

Steven Allen Adams Special / The Journal / Dec. 16

Lawmakers, officials stress need to expand broadband access

Damare Baker / The Hill / Dec. 17

Proposed $900 Billion Covid-19 Aid Won’t Help Budget Deficits For States And Cities. But Here’s What They Do Get.

Liz Farmer / Forbes / Dec. 17

The FCC’s Program to Discount Educational Internet Connections Needs an Upgrade

Lisa Guernsey / Slate Magazine / Dec. 17

OneWeb launches 36 satellites to join its global broadband constellation on orbit

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch / Dec. 18

U.S. lawmakers back $1.9 billion to replace telecom equipment from China’s Huawei, ZTE – sources

David Shepardson / Reuters / Dec. 20


Broadband Affordability

Amazon’s Project Kuiper has developed a small, low-cost customer terminal for its broadband satellite network

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch / Dec. 16

Four steps to undo the harms of legacy infrastructure in the COVID-19 recovery

Shalini Vajjhala and Joseph W. Kane / Brookings / Dec. 17

Congress Strikes Long-Sought Stimulus Deal to Provide $900 Billion in Aid

Emily Cochrane / The New York Times / Dec. 20

These Buses Bring School to Students

Kathleen Gray / New York Times / Dec. 17


Broadband Services

Dallas specialty contractor Primoris makes internet and 5G play with $620 million acquisition

Paul O’Donnell / Dallas Morning News / Dec. 14, 2020

Comcast Is Well Positioned for a Post-Covid World—and Its Stock Looks Cheap

Daren Fonda / Barron’s / Dec. 18


Disparities in Online Learning

A Final Frontier of the Digital Divide: Getting Wi-Fi to the Most Remote Areas

Marquita Brown / EdTech Magazine / Dec. 16

The Year That Pushed Higher Ed to the Edge

Scott Carlson and Lee Gardner / The Chronicle of Higher Education / Dec. 19

Their son had autism. Mom didn’t speak English well. COVID-19 put school online: One family’s fight for special ed services

Ashley Okwuosa and Sharon Lurye / USA Today / Dec. 20


Digital Divide

A Silver Lining: How The Pandemic Will Help Bridge The Digital Divide

Larry English / Forbes / Dec. 14, 2020

Covid Risks a Lost Generation Amid India’s Digital Divide

Vrishti Beniwal /  Bloomberg / Dec. 16

New Survey Suggests Half Of CIOs Want Employees Back In The Office

Tarun Wadhwa / Forbes / Dec. 17

America’s Children Should Be First Priority for Vaccinations: The Economic Argument

Stav Vaisman / Entrepreneur / Dec. 19

Joe Biden’s 5 Tech Priorities

Christopher Mims / The Wall Street Journal / Dec. 19

The commercial era for local journalism is over

Victor Pickard / Nieman Lab / Dec. 20

Study Results from University of Oulu Update Understanding of COVID-19 (Digital Transformation of Everyday Life – How Covid-19 Pandemic Transformed the Basic Education of the Young Generation and Why Information Management Research Should Care?)

Staff / Journal of Technology & Science / Dec. 20