Closing the Digital Divide

Earlier this year, I spent time with Verizon chairman and chief executive officer Hans Vestberg, who argued that digital inclusion is an essential value for modern life. Having access to online tools for learning, education, healthcare, financial services and more is what enables people to fully participate in society, no matter where in the world people are born or live. This is one of the reasons that TIME decided to remove the paywall on, which has enabled us to bring free access to our trusted journalism to readers worldwide—including our current audience of 120 million, the largest in our history.

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FCC Says Over One Million Homes Have Gained High-Speed Internet Access Since May

December 1, 2023
The digital divide is still significant, but it’s “narrowing,” according to Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. The FCC on Friday released its third National Broadband Map, which shows where...

Verizon grants $100K to Associated Industries of Massachusetts to launch digital inclusion program

November 29, 2023
Verizon announces a $100,000 award to the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) to establish the Digital Inclusion Initiative (DI2). The partnership is part of the Verizon Forward Community Enhancement Award,...

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