digital divide

Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

The routine, legal activities of blacks, Latinos and immigrants online make them uniquely likely to be targeted for monitoring.

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.

Campaign Uses Homeless Katrina Survivor as Wi-Fi Hotspot at SXSW

Meet Clarence. He’s homeless and selling wi-fi outside of the bigguest internet innovation conference but doesn’t have access to the internet himself.

Blacks and Latinos Still Adopting Smartphones Faster Than Everyone Else

Smartphone users now outnumber users of more basic mobile phones within the national adult population, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project.

The FCC Is Trying to Close the Digital Divide--Sort Of

The FCC is launching a new pilot program this year to make broadband more affordable. Quiet as it’s kept, this isn’t the commission’s first effort, but civil rights groups say it can’t be anywhere near the last.

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume

A new study breaks down the significant racial disparity in media consumption, and advocates point out what it means for the politics of media regulation.

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Make Nobody Happy

Here’s what they say, and what comes next.

Blacks, Latinos Use Twitter Two Times More Than Whites

Despite a digital divide, blacks and Latinos are more than twice as likely to use Twitter than whites.

What You Need to Know About the FCC's Open Web Plan

Chairman Julius Genachowski finally spoke this week. Few are pleased with what he said.

Open Internet Advocates Try to Reboot Fight for Access

While legislative wrangling continues on Capitol Hill, the public’s speaking up.

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

After Rep. Waxman’s aborted (flawed) proposal, advocates still want FCC to step up.

Air Has No Prejudice, But Verizon Does

Five lies the company’s using to convince people it’s not fighting net neutrality.

Al Franken: Net Neutrality is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

Hundreds gather in the Twin Cities and online to put real faces to the debate over broadband access and regulation.

House Dems Warn Google-Verizon Deal Will Widen Digital Divide

FCC was reportedly “very close” to deal that included wireless protections for users.

Andrew Says the FCC Should Skip the "Scramble" and Just Act

How the net neutrality holdup is more of a political barrier than a policy one.

Here's Why the Broadband Debate Matters For You

Yeah, it’s complicated. But here’s a primer on “net neutrality” and why communities of color should care about it.

Web Bangs on "EvilGoogle" HQ Door

As the debate fades in Washington, it’s picking up everywhere else.

Broadband "Stamps" for the Web's Poor

Because why bother with universal access?