Digital Inclusion is fast becoming one of the most vocal and essential social change movements in decades.
As DeepTech founders, Dharma Dailey and Amelia Bryne write, “The social function of the Internet has changed dramatically in recent years. What was, until recently, a supplement to other channels of information and communication has become increasingly a basic requirement of social and economic inclusion.” Their recent report, Broadband Adoption in Low Income Communities was commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and explores the attitudes, opportunities, and barriers marginalized communities cope with in their determination to join the digital era.
The Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) that funds Fast Forward New Mexico is one resource for community activists and leaders working to make broadband more available, affordable, and relevant to rural, low-income, and other low-adoption rate communities. Additional resources include…
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications. We strongly believe that the breathtaking changes in communications technology and the new global forms of media partnerships must enhance diversity in the 21st century.
The Broadband and Social Justice Blog was created by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) to promote diversity and inclusion in the media, telecom, and broadband industries, and to facilitate universal broadband access, adoption, and informed use in multicultural communities.
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