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Need help with internet costs? Discounts of up to $50 per month now available through the national Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to qualifying low-income households

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in collaboration with internet service provider companies, has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households (and up to $75 per month… [ Keep reading ]

PROVAIL expands assistive technology lab with Technology Matching Fund grant

Each year Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants are awarded to organizations that endeavor to help close the digital divide. They use grants, of up to $25,000 to provide digital skills training for underserved communities. The Technology Matching Fund partnered with the Verizon Foundation to provide $25,000 for PROVAIL’s project in 2020, allowing us to support one additional project in 2020. The 2021 Technology Mathing… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Technology Matching Fund grant recipients announced

The City of Seattle today announced the recipients of the 2021 Technology Matching Fund. With an investment of $343,000, 15 organizations will receive funding for community-led projects which aim to increase access to technology and provide digital skills training for underserved communities. The grants range from $11,000 to $25,000, and organizations… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund grant applications open for 2021

City of Seattle grants will again be offered to organizations working to close the digital divide; applications due Jan. 12, 2021 The City of Seattle is opening the 2021 round of applications for the Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. Community organizations and nonprofits are encouraged to apply for grants of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council release Internet for All gap analysis report

Action Plan to increase access to internet and close the digital divide SEATTLE (September 16, 2020) – Following up on the Internet for All Initiative announced earlier this summer, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Alex Pedersen and Debora Juarez announced the release of the initial… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Comcast invest $100K to address digital equity

Reprinted from Seattle Office of Economic Development‘s Bottom Line blog The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) has launched the Digital Bridge pilot program to equip low-income job seekers with free laptops and broadband connectivity. This pilot program is a partnership with Comcast, Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI), Seattle Information Technology Department (Seattle IT), Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle invests $320,000 to improve digital literacy, access to technology

Verizon Foundation contributes additional $25,000 to help bridge digital divide The City of Seattle today announced the recipients of the 2020 Technology Matching Fund. With an investment of $345,000, 15 organizations will receive funding for community-led projects which aim to increase access to technology and provide digital skills training for… [ Keep reading ]

Internet and wireless providers pledge to make it easier to access broadband amid coronavirus crisis

The Federal Communications Commission recently introduced a broadband and telecom industry measure called Keep Americans Connected pledge. The 60-day pledge, announced March 13, calls on telecom companies to help people remain connected amid the coronavirus outbreak.  So far, virtually every major company in the U.S. broadband and telecom businesses, including… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund grant applications open for 2020

Fund invests in community projects to improve digital literacy, access to technology The Seattle Information Technology Department is opening the Technology Matching Fund’s 2020 cycle in conjunction with Digital Inclusion Week (Oct. 7 -11), an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close the digital divide. … [ Keep reading ]

It’s Never Too Late for Technology

When Connie Brault received an iPad as a hand-me-down from her daughter, she was thrilled! But at the same time, not quite sure what to do with the new and unfamiliar technology. “I’m absolutely, stunningly lost,” Brault said in a round of introductions at the West Seattle Senior Center’s monthly… [ Keep reading ]