Connected Nation Joins National Coalition to Boost Digital Literacy
|FCC's Chairman Julius Genachowski announces broadband adoption initiative called “Connect to Compete.” |
The program involves a dozen private and nonprofit partners and includes a national “digital literacy corps” working to close the broadband adoption gap, and initiatives by private sector firms that are donating training opportunities, software, and creating digital content that will help job seekers.
“Our data show that nearly 32 million rural Americans don’t have broadband at home. Across all areas, approximately 6.7 million unemployed Americans don’t have home broadband service. We can’t compete when our players are sitting on the sidelines without the right equipment,” said Brian Mefford, CEO of Connected Nation.
|A member of Best Buy's Geek Squad addresses the crowd at Wednesday's FCC announcement.|
Check back on www.connectednation.org tomorrow to learn more.