Smart Cities Dive: Philadelphia RFP Looks To Measure City’s Digital Divide

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the digital divide that exists not only between urban and rural settings, but also within cities themselves. With governments issuing stay-at-home orders in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, work, education and health were just some of the sectors to be impacted by forced remote settings.

To try and get the issue under control in Philadelphia, the city launched PHLConnectED, which offers eligible households up to two years of high-speed internet from Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials program. It also looks to ensure students have the devices they need, and also offers digital skills training to students and families.

View full article in Smart Cities Dive.

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