The Digitally Underserved in a Time of Broadband Abundance (Day 2 Panel Session)
Panelists: Michael Liimatta (Connecting for Good), Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner (KC Public Library), Deb Socia (Next Century Cities). Moderator: Mary Beth Henry (City of Portland, OR)
Digital inclusion is an economic development issue. Increasingly those who don’t have access to or don’t know how to use digital tools are excluded from participating in mainstream society. Excluding large numbers of citizens weakens our workforce, productivity and democracy. But digital inclusion is difficult, time-consuming work -- and like many other projects we’ve talked about, more sociological than technological. Learn about effective programs that have developed in Kansas City and elsewhere to bridge the digital divide.
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