We Can’t Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without the Internet
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We Can’t Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without the Internet

The Internet is a critical enabler for sustainable development. It unlocks human capabilities and provides the platform upon which an emerging digital economy can thrive. As the Internet and digital technologies become more essential, it also becomes more urgent to connect the people who are being left behind.

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Internet by the People, for the People – a View from the Digital Empowerment Foundation

The Digital Empowerment Foundation believes building community networks is something everyone can do. And people are doing it. Internet connectivity may be important for our global society, but in rural ...
Risks and Rewards of the U.S. Broadband Funding Boom
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Risks and Rewards of the U.S. Broadband Funding Boom

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us once and for all that broadband access is critical infrastructure. Without it, communities cannot work, learn, or earn online – a necessity during stay-at-home ...
Sarantaporo.gr Community Network: Tending to Our Communities’ Needs with Care and Flexibility
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Sarantaporo.gr Community Network: Tending to Our Communities’ Needs with Care and Flexibility

At the beginning of May 2020, the Sarantaporo.gr community network team was approached by the mayor of Elassona, a municipality in the Thessaly region in central Greece. He was asking ...
New Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities in the U.S.
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New Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities in the U.S.

New resource will help communities find the right funding for their networks At the 2020 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS), participants asked the Internet Society to create a "centralized database that ...
Libraries Are Bridging the Digital Divide
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Libraries Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Libraries and Community Networks are teaming up and discovering new ways to connect the unconnected When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, libraries across the world shut down their ...
Closing in on Equity: Truist EPIC Grant Seeks to Expand Potential in Communities through Broadband Access
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Closing in on Equity: Truist EPIC Grant Seeks to Expand Potential in Communities through Broadband Access

The image was shared around the world.­ Two little girls hunched over their laptops on a concrete sidewalk, accessing the free WiFi at a fast-food restaurant in order to complete ...
Indigenous Communities Must Have Internet Access on Their Own Terms
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Indigenous Communities Must Have Internet Access on Their Own Terms

A shorter version of this article was first published in the Toronto Star. With the recent launch of the Universal Broadband Fund, or UBF, the federal government has committed to ...