COMPLETE LIST OF FEATURED STORIES...
Laptops bring lessons, maybe even peace
Earlier this year, Matt Keller sat down with officials in
Afghanistan -- not to discuss troop deployments, suicide bombings or opium traffickers. He was there to
talk about getting laptop computers into the hands of little girls.
poor, a gaping digital divide
Local groups try to offer training, access
$199 computer could crack
Price reflects Wal-Mart's purchasing power and manufacturer's use of
This Act may be cited as the High Speed Internet Services and
Information Technology Act
Ten Tips for
Donating a Computer -- How to donate your used equipment
As more companies, organizations, and individuals find reasons to
upgrade their computers, the problem of how to safely discard used
equipment continues to amplify.
Ride to Internet Future
Broadband service here is eight to 30 times as fast as in the
-- and considerably cheaper.
has the world's fastest Internet connections, delivering more data
at a lower cost than anywhere else, recent studies show.
from Wi-Fi vision
Chicago is curtailing its digital dreams, deciding to back away from
municipal Wi-Fi service after failing to reach agreement with either
of two companies that sought to build a wireless Internet network in
is Wrong Battle Cry
CHICAGO – When will people realize that the network
infrastructure of the U.S. is not a drum for socialism but a much
more critical instrument to strategically position and sustain the
country in the world economy?
Become More Conscious of Connectivity
CHICAGO – You must have a solid infrastructure on which to
build a 21st century economy. Having a good infrastructure has
always been important to the economic growth of a municipality and a
laptop' project make peace
BOSTON - The nonprofit that aims to seed the developing world with
inexpensive laptop computers for schoolchildren has made peace with
Intel Corp., the project's most powerful rival.
Internet Hits Home... African-Americans' usage is up sharply since
'05, study says
Adoption of high-speed Internet at home has almost tripled over the
last two years among African-American users...
digital campaign is urged
should undertake a communitywide campaign to become the nation's
most advanced digital city, a mayor's advisory committee report
Mayor Daley to soon
announce an agreement to address the digital divide
Daley Urges Continued Cooperation to Keep City Moving Forward
companies file to become Chicago’s Wi-Fi Provider for 10 years
Big Impact on Schools, Libraries and Communities
January 3, 2007 Yesterday at 4pm it was announced that three
companies filed by the deadline to become the City of Chicago's
Community Wireless Broadband Network...
Chicago to Release Four-Year Technology Plan, Moving to Linux
CHICAGO – The City of Chicago in Jan. 2007 plans to release a
four-year technology strategy detailing its goals through 2010, MidwestBusiness.com
$4.5 million in
technology grants to help
bridge the digital divide!
Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will announce the release of more than $4.5
million in technology grants - including more than $1.1 million to
bridge the digital divide in East Central Illinois.
Now there's a home for
your old PC
With the holiday season approaching, one growing by-product of the
technological age will no doubt pose a problem to many: after
unwrapping a new computer or other cool electronic gadget, what do
you do with the old one?
spreads welcome mat for citywide Wi-Fi
As the mayor prepared to announce his pitch for Washington Park as
the setting for the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies, Chicago's
Department of Business and Information Services less dramatically
released its request for proposals to install a citywide broadband
wireless Internet network.
Digital Divide Lingers Among US Schoolchildren
White U.S. schoolchildren are far more likely to use the Internet
than are Hispanic and black kids, new research from the National
Center for Education Statistics suggests. Two of every three white
students -- 67 percent -- use the Internet, but less than half of
black and Hispanic students go online, according to the data
gathered in 2003.
Broadband matters for kids - The Children's
The Children's Partnership released this week an Issue Brief on
Broadband and Youth entitled, Helping Our Children Succeed: What's
Broadband Got to do With It?
out to low-income homes
Grant program offers Internet, computers to 50,000
June 15, 2006
Chicago will be among the first cities in the country to be part of
a $100 million grant providing low-income residents with computers
and Internet access in their homes.
Broadband Gains in
The Washington Times
May 29, 2006
NEW YORK (AP) -- Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for
high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year,
apparently lured by a price war among phone companies.
closer than you think
by Ted Pincus
Imagine yourself sitting with your laptop computer fully hooked up
to the Web through high-speed broadband on the lawn in Grant Park or
in the stands at Soldier Field or in your backyard in Rogers Park or
in the back of an RV or riding a CTA bus to work.
Chicago Gears Up
for Wireless Broadband
by DAVE CARPENTER | AP Business Writer
CHICAGO, IL., Feb 17
The nationwide rush to go wireless appears poised to extend to its
biggest city yet. Chicago is launching an effort to offer wireless
broadband, city officials said Friday, jumping on the Wi-Fi
bandwagon as similar initiatives proceed in Philadelphia, San
Francisco and smaller cities.
Trash, E-Waste: By Any Name, It's an Issue
Brad Stone | © 2005 Newsweek, Inc.
Dec. 12, 2005 issue - This holiday season, American consumers will
buy millions of videogame consoles, MP3 players, digital cameras and
caught between old skills and high-tech needs
Unfortunate convergence of economic factors points
to a shortfall in trained employees
By Edward E. Gordon, author of "The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the
Impending Jobs Crisis"
Published December 11, 2005
MIT Is Crafting Cheap -- But Invaluable --
By David A. Fahrenthold
, Nov. 15
Blagojevich creates Broadband Deployment Council...
SPRINGFIELD – Under Executive Order, Governor Rod R.
Blagojevich today announced the creation of the Broadband Deployment
Council to improve high-speed Internet access for all Illinois
Plugging into the
Sen. Hillary Clinton announced a $1 billion initiative to bring
broadband Internet access to low income families.
lag could hurt the U.S.
Several Asian, European nations have greater share of people with
access; some experts see threat.
Workforce Solutions: Your Needs Matter
Integrated Telecom and Digital Literacy Act
Is a PC landfill tax
By Declan McCullagh
"What do I want to do with the rest of my
The Digital Divide Plan and You
The Art of Negotiation
Bridging the Technology Divide Unleashing
Broadband in Affordable Housing
by James Sison, Eureka-Waitt Fellow
“Broadband Benefit: Planning for Technology
in Affordable Housing”
Multifamily Executive August 2002
by James Sison, Eureka-Waitt Fellow
For Youth: Focusing Digital Divide Efforts On The Home
by Elisabeth Stock, Computers For Youth
Digital Divide Basics Fact Sheet
Digital Divide Network Staff, Benton Foundation
Content and the Digital Divide: What Do People
Small Business Slowly Adjusts to an Expensive and
Complex New Economy
Nation at Risk: Why isn't anyone listening?
article on Andy Vass
by Sara Loeb