WCCO Covers the Digital Divide
Digital Divide is in the news! WCCO radio wants people to know what the digital divide is and what is being done to overcome it. On Friday, March 2nd, the John Hines show hosted a segment on “The Digital Divide with Internet”. (Download the 10:10 AM podcast via iTunes to listen.) Many people take home internet access for granted, while 100 million Americans are without access. The host was surprised by the gap: Imagine the impact on students when assignments are increasingly online. Imagine the impact on jobseekers when applications are only online. Otto Doll, City of Minneapolis CIO, commented on the digital divide and the recent city resident technology survey.
The Buzz from WCCO Radio: In line with the radio story, CBS Minnesota posted a short news item, “Free Internet Access in Minneapolis” and linked directly to “Find a Community Technology Center” hosted by the Technology Literacy Collaborative.
Reported by Mary Ann Van Cura & Elise Ebhardt