Archive for Digital divide — Cleveland

NDIA report: “Strategic Investment in Digital Equity” for Cleveland

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance today released a major new report, commissioned by the Cleveland Foundation, on the state of the digital divide in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County and the resources and programs currently supporting digital inclusion in our community.

Informing Strategic Investment in Digital Equity: Cleveland/Cuyahoga County includes local data, local resource mapping, program examples from other cities, and specific recommendations “to guide the Foundation’s staff and partners as they strategically determine how best to dedicate resources toward digital literacy, internet access and broad technological empowerment.”

News5: Digital divide in Cleveland among worst in the country

News5 Cleveland (WEWS): Digital divide in Cleveland among worst in the country

From the broadcast:

Living in the Stone Age – that is how some AT&T customers in Cleveland describe the quality of the internet service they’re getting from the communications giant.

The company is accused of failing to upgrade certain communities in the city with faster fiber technology.

Civil rights attorney Daryl Parks is representing three Cleveland women who he says live in neighborhoods with slow internet.  Read more

Attorney files FCC complaint vs AT&T redlining

(Re-posted from National Digital Inclusion Alliance blog)

Attorney Daryl Parks Submits Formal Complaint to FCC Against AT&T Based on NDIA Report

by Angela Siefer

Today, on behalf of three Cleveland residents, Attorney Daryl Parks submitted a formal complaint to the FCC alleging “AT&T’s offerings of high speed broadband service violates the Communications Act’s prohibition against unjust and unreasonable discrimination.” Read more