The Digital Divide

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Digital Divide
The Digital Divide refers to any inequalities between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT).


Benton Foundation
Gives you general information about issues on Digital Divide, News, Policies, among others.

Bridging the digital divide in America’s rural schools
Rural America lags behind the rest of the country in Internet usage, making rural schools an important center of connectivity in the communities. In 2010, for instance, 57 percent of rural households had broadband Internet access, compared to 72 percent in urban areas, according to a November 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Byte Back
Byte Back works with local organizations to provide computer access and computer training to underemployed and unemployed adults, and computer literacy to at-risk youth.

Citizens Online
Is a registered charity established to explore the social and cultural impact of the Internet on society.

Department of Education: Office of Education Technology
The U.S. Dept of Education spin on how you can bridge the digital divide in your community.

Digital Divide Data Website
Digital Divide Data’s mission is to create better futures for disadvantaged youth in developing countries through employment in our financially sustainable business.

Digital Divide Institute website, the site of Digital Divide Institute (DDI), formulates innovations to enhance social, environmental, cultural and human impacts of the internet as it spreads towards remote regions of the planet.
Status: New link to active website.

Digital Divide Network website
The Digital Divide Network is the Internet’s largest community for educators, activists, policy makers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide.

Home Broadband 2013
This research report by the Pew Internet group shows the growing digital divide in the U.S.

Is There aDigital Divide? Check the Numbers
The spectacular, and global,increase of cell phone usage and infrastructure seems to promise dramaticimprovements in health and education, as well as other benefits, but there is aproblem?

The Digital Divide in Education
YouTube video posted February 2012.

The New Digital Divide
The new digital divide raises important questions about social equity in an information-driven world. But it is also a matter of protecting our economic future.

YouTube Video – An Interview about Bridging the Digital Divide
You Tube Video – October 2011.

International Challenges

The Networked Readiness Index 2014
The World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI) measures the propensity for countries to exploit the opportunities offered by information and communications technology. WEF releases NRI annually.

Global Information Technology Report 2014
Released by World Economic Forum, this reports finds little progress in bridging the gap between the world’s most networked economies and the rest of the world.

Insights: Decoding the Digital Gender Divide – World Economic Forum Video

$150 tablet may narrow digital divide
This article describes a new low-cost ($150) tablet called GenTouch78, which has the potential to reach a wider audience.

Africa and ICT Challenges
Collects news stories from around the African continent related to ICT challenges, success stories, and the like. Particularly focused on Telecoms, digital divide, health tech and education.

ICT World Stats – The Digital Divide, ICT and the 50×15 Initiative
The “50×15” initiative consists of AMD’s support to empower 50 percent of the world’s population with Internet access by year 2015.

Mobile Web Use and the Digital Divide
This Pew report shows, contrary to the popular belief, that Hispanics and Blacks own more cell phones than Whites and use them for a greater range of activities.

PEW Research Center
Pew Research on Digital Divide.

The Digital Divide Will Ensure a Broadband Ghetto
This article describes the perils of growing digital divide in the U.S. despite the innovation of faster broadband networks.

What is Digital Divide?
YouTube Video on the Digital Divide.

World Association for Online Education, The
WAOE offers membership services relevant to educators concerned with teaching online, public services for international society, and collaboration with other educational organizations functioning in cyberspace.

Video – YouTube (digital divide in South America)
Project to bridge the digital divide in rural areas (04/30/08).