Friday, August 23, 2019

FCC On Course To Expand Broadband Subsidies To Low-Income Americans

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last Thursday voted to advance a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the expansion of the Lifeline program that would provide subsidies to low-income Americans and enable them to gain access to affordable broadband internet. In a move aimed squarely at helping low-income American households better participate in the […]

As American families embrace digital tools, online access less accessible for Latinos

Families across the United States have increasingly turned to digital tools for the purposes of education, but a new set of studies revealed a gap in opportunity to access these tools for Latino families to advance their children’s education. Tablets, e-readers, computers and high-speed internet are accessed unevenly between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, according to the […]

Guest Blogger: Jason Llorenz “Hispanics, Broadband and the Digital Textbook Revolution”

Today, one in three entrants to the U.S. workforce is Hispanic, and by 2025 Hispanics will be one of every two new American workers. And so, the future of America’s workforce will be increasingly Hispanic. But without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults […]

Guest Blogger Series: Kristian Ramos “Could A Looming Spectrum Crunch Hurt Hispanic Mobile Media Usage?”

Hispanics are interacting with mobile media more then ever, but a looming “spectrum,” crunch — the exhaustion of radio waves necessary to provide voice, text and internet services to mobile phones and tablets — may derail the gains that this community has recently made. A new report from NDN highlights how society as a whole, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jason Llorenz “The Latino Digital Divide: A Presentation For #LATISM11”

This week, I will be leading a panel in Chicago for LATISM – an online community of Latinos in Social Media, as a part of their annual conference. LATISM is made up of thousands of Latino social media participants — bloggers, tweeters, and online conversants who use social media to build community online under the […]

New Program Club Digital looks to close Digital Divide among Latino Families

The launch of a new bilingual program this week, Club Digital, marks an unprecedented effort to close the digital divide affecting Latino families in the U.S. Club Digital is the nation’s most comprehensive bilingual, multimedia Internet training program that will reach nearly 3 million Latinos in California during its summer pilot program launched on August […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jason Llorenz “Latino Community Leaders Highlight Interests and Opportunities in AT&T Merger”

As represented in the FCC docket, the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received substantive support from national Hispanic organizations including Hispanic Federation, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL); the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA); the US Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), LULAC, and […]