Archive for Digital divide — Cleveland

CYC will screen “Dividing Lines”, new film on digital exclusion

CYC and Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center are observing Digital Inclusion Week 2018 with one of the first community showings of “Dividing Lines”, a new short film about digital exclusion in three communities: San Francisco, Lagrande in rural Oregon, and Cleveland. Read more

Dems: What about Ohio cities’ broadband gap?

(This post was updated on March 28 to reflect the approval of Substitute House Bill 378 by the Ohio House Finance Committee on March 21.)

A year after CYC and NDIA first documented the extent of AT&T’s digital redlining of Cleveland neighborhoods, big-city Democrats in the Ohio General Assembly are lining up to support a proposed state grant program for community-driven high-speed broadband investments to fill access gaps left by private providers.

But their own cities and neighborhoods need not apply. Read more

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