Digital Inclusion Program Helps Older And Low-Income Austinites Catch Up With Technology

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

Publisher: KUT Austin's NPR StationUntil recently, Jan Morgan was buying one flip phone after the next. Now, she's an ambassador for the city's Digital Inclusion program and is teaching others how to use smartphones and computers. --JULIA REIHS / KUT Jan Morgan used to think smartphones were for young people. "I didn't want a phone smarter than me," she joked. She refused to get one. Instead the 66-year-old bought flip phones and pre-paid phone cards. Thirty-three phones later, a store clerk pointed out ... Read More

Comcast offers low-cost internet program to veterans

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

Publisher: SMARTCITIESDIVEDive Brief: Comcast has expanded its Internet Essentials broadband adoption program to the more than 1 million low-income veterans who live in its service area, the company announced Monday. The Internet Essentials program is in its seventh year of providing broadband access to low-income families. According to a progress report released Monday, the company has connected more than 6 million Americans — 2 million in the last year alone — through Internet Essentials, which provides low-cost internet and digital literacy training. The company cites figures ... Read More