Digital Inclusion Round-Up: May 17 – May 23, 2021

Articles related to Digital Inclusion

 

Broadband Connectivity

Fort Worth, Texas, Schools Delay Broadband Expansion

Silas Allen / GovTech / May 17

The FCC’s big bet on Elon Musk

Sara Morrison / Vox / May 17

Wheeler: VP Harris Must Get Creative to Make Broadband Deal

Tom Wheeler / GovTech / May 18

 

Broadband Affordability

Digital resources now rank alongside housing, healthcare and education

Julian Thomas / Times Higher Education / May 18

Overcoming Digital Divides: The US Is Overdue For Modernized Broadband Access

Kevin Hasley / Forbes / May 18

Congress could spend big on broadband. Tribal nations say it can’t come soon enough.

Adam Edelman / NBC News / May 22

 

Broadband Services

The government has a program to cut your Internet bill. Verizon is using it to force you onto a new data plan.

Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post / May 17

Remote therapy was a mental health lifeline during the pandemic. What happens now?

Eric Berger / NBC News / May 23

 

Disparities in Online Learning

Will foreign language classes be a COVID-19 casualty? Some schools are reducing offerings in Latin, German and other tongues

Karen Ann Cullotta / Chicago Tribune / May 17

What New Federal Reserve Survey Reveals About Higher Education And The Pandemic

Michael T. Nietzel / Forbes / May 18

 

Digital Divide

To “build back better,” we must connect young people to jobs and education

Martha Ross, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Sarah Soroui and Rashad Cope / Brookings Institution / May 20

‘You Can Feel the Tension’: A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America

Jack Healy / New York Times / May 22

 

Broadband Physical Infrastructure

Reversing America’s poor track record on inclusivity in infrastructure jobs

Caroline George and Joseph W. Kane / Brookings Institution / May 17