Digital Divide

The new Comcast Internet Essentials is introduced Friday in River Rouge. Matt Roush photo.

Comcast Kicks Off Year Two Of Internet Essentials Program

Comcast Friday announced an expansion of Internet Essentials, a year-old broadband adoption program designed to help close the Digital Divide for low-income Americans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2012

Connect Michigan: Over One-Third Of Michigan Residents Lack Broadband

Connect Michigan, the Michgian affiliate of the national broadband access organization Connected Nation, released a survey Monday showing that 39 percent of Michigan residents are still not using broadband at home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2011

Bret Perkins, Comcast Corporation's Vice President of External and Government Affairs, with one of the computers to be offered under the new program

Comcast Internet, Computer Offer To Battle Digital Divide

Comcast Corp. is embarking on what it says is the world’s largest-ever attempt to bridge the digital divide. In metro Detroit, Focus: HOPE is the local partner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2011


UM Study Finds Phones Bridging Digital Divide — A Bit

Without Internet access at home, teens from low income households are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to use their cell phones to go online, a new University of Michigan study finds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011