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Digital Justice Campaign asks candidates for City investment in training and citywide access

Connect Your Community has launched a new effort to get Cleveland City Hall to finally make a serious investment in universal digital literacy and broadband access over the next four years.

The Cleveland Digital Justice Campaign has written to both of the city’s general election candidates for Mayor and all thirty-four candidates for City Council, asking them for commitments to support four measures “to bring digital literacy and affordable broadband access to our whole city”. Read more

2016 Census data: Cleveland still third worst-connected big city

47% of Cleveland households still didn’t have “fixed” broadband Internet subscriptions (cable, DSL, fiber or satellite) in 2016, according to new American Community Survey One Year Estimates released last Thursday by the U.S. Census.

32% of our households lacked home Internet connections of any kind, including mobile wireless or dial-up accounts.

In both cases Cleveland’s percentages were the third worst among the 75 U.S. cities with 100,000 or more households. Read more

“Adoption Persistence” study shows long-term impact of grassroots digital inclusion program

Two days ago the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center released an important new report: Adoption Persistence: A longitudinal study of the digital Inclusion impact of the Connect Your Community project

This new report, produced for ASC3 by CYC Research Director Samantha Schartman-Cycyk and Valdis Krebs of Orgnet LLC, outlines the findings of a unique “longitudinal” survey of participants in a large-scale community broadband adoption program. Read more