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Cost of living: Sheffield estate to get free internet in bid to tackle digital poverty

Residents of 360 homes on the Dryden estate at Southey Green – where it was reported only 10 per cent have access to the internet – will benefit from the project for an initial three years. Councillor Richard Williams, chair of the communities committee, said: “This initiative has come at the right time, with many …

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Internet, technology will lift many Nigerians out of poverty: Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Isa Pantami says the government should pay more attention to reviving technology as it holds the key to the virile development of the country. Mr Pantami stated this at the second annual general meeting of the Relevant Technology Old Students Association (RETOSA) in Jos, the Plateau State capital. “Relevant …

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Rural Homes with Persistent Poverty Have Less Access to Internet, Says USDA

Households in rural persistently poor counties were the least likely to have home internet in 2015-19, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. The data released Wednesday shows more than three in ten households lack internet access at home. In comparison, only two in ten households in rural counties that were not persistently poor had no …

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Time for Toronto to to create a high-speed internet network

Just when Toronto’s low-income residents were counting on the city to create a publicly owned and managed municipal broadband network, the city stepped back from its commitment to ConnectTO. Despite the city’s recognition in January of the exorbitant prices people face for internet access, the executive committee, chaired by Mayor John Tory, said building a …

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The cities with the most residents lacking high-speed internet | Lifestyles

Photo Credit: Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Earlier in November, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, one of the largest federal spending packages in history and a major component of Biden’s domestic agenda. The bipartisan bill includes billions of dollars in investment for infrastructure priorities like roads, bridges, and water and …

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