September 2011

In the Mideast, Facebook Becomes a Bridge Between Cultures

September 8, 2011

Tweet When we look at the digital divide in America, we think largely in economic terms. That’s because those on the wrong side of the divide tend to be lower-income families who could benefit most from the opportunities high-speed Internet service provides. Concern for these families drives the One Economy campaign to extend opportunities for […]

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Dish Network CEO Suggests That Low-Income Telecom Customers Are Less Desirable

September 6, 2011

Tweet Is there a “better class of customer?” Dish Network Corp.’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton seems to think so. According to published reports, Dish is “looking for a better class of customer,” and is curbing its marketing budget for low-income subscribers in favor of “higher paying” subscribers in efforts to draw in more revenues […]

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Kweisi Mfume Touts the Benefits of Broadband-Enabled Healthcare for Minorities

September 4, 2011

Tweet Kweisi Mfume, former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and past president and CEO of the NAACP, published an informative op-ed in the Baltimore Sun last month that highlighted the growing importance of broadband-enabled healthcare – especially those services delivered via wireless connections – to low-income and minority residents. The healthcare benefits enabled by […]

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Closing the Digital Divide in Rural America

September 1, 2011

Tweet In August, the White House released an eye-opening report titled “Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America,” which identified several major issues facing rural Americans. Among many other things, the report called on U.S. policymakers to address five critical issues to bolster rural life: (1) create jobs and promote economic growth; (2) improve access […]

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