digital divide

Dallas-Based AT&T Boosts Commitment to Bridge Digital Divide to $5B

by | Apr 4, 2024
AT&T said its additional $3 billion commitment—on top of $2 billion committed in 2021—will address affordability and adoption, the main barriers to broadband Internet connectivity for those who need it most. “Connectivity is critical for success and prosperity in America today," CEO John Stankey says.
Texas To Get $3.3B Federal Funding for Broadband Internet Access, the Most of Any State
by | Dec 4, 2023
The $3.3 billion is coming to Texas under the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program. The deadline for Texas to submit its initial proposal for spending the funds is December 27—and the last day for public comment is today (Monday, December 4).
Dallas Plans Citywide Events for Digital Inclusion Week

The City of Dallas will recognize Digital Inclusion Week from October 2-6 with activities across the city.

Digital Inclusion Week is an annual initiative hosted by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to raise awareness of digital equity and access throughout the county.

Compudopt and Santander Consumer Foundation Provide Free Internet Connectivity to 5,000 Dallas Residents 
by | Aug 16, 2023
The milestone is part of a $7 million investment targeting student households below 200% of the federal poverty level in Dallas' southern sector. The achievement was celebrated at a local community event where 66 free computers were distributed, equipped with educational programming and digital training resources.

Closing Gaps in Achievement and in the Digital Divide are Keys to Building a Stronger Texas Workforce, Nonprofit Leader Says

by | Jan 10, 2021
COVID-19 highlighted disparities in education, with Educate Texas working to improve access to high speed Internet, assist teachers in providing effective instruction online and in class, and promoting pathways to degrees and certifications for good paying jobs.
Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas
by | Oct 22, 2020
Microsoft and the Texas Education Agency are collaborating on digital skills programs statewide that tackle issues such as STEM engagement and talent pipeline growth.
Toyota USA Foundation to Address the COVID-Caused Digital Divide With Nearly $3.4M in Grants
by | Sep 28, 2020
The funding from the philanthropic arm of Toyota USA will provide virtual learning resources for more than 350,000 students at schools in 13 states. In North Texas, that includes the Dallas Independent School District, Plano Independent School District, and Dallas-based Uplift Education.

Narrowing the Digital Divide: Nextlink’s FCC Auction Share Targets Rural Areas

by | Sep 12, 2018
The Fort Worth-area company plans to invest $100 million in the first four years of a required six-year buildout to expand broadband access in the heartland.
Solving the Digital Divide via Power Lines: AT&T Says Project AirGig Could Do It
by | Sep 10, 2018
Technology breakthroughs — born at AT&T Labs two years ago — use the power grid to deliver broadband internet. Now Project AirGig is closer to commercial deployment to bring superfast internet to suburban and rural areas
Conrad High Students Get Free Phones, Internet Connection
by | Jan 19, 2017
The donation was part of Sprint's 1Million Project, an initiative aiming to lessen the digital divide in the U.S. over the next five years.