Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Because of the Internet, information is easier to access than ever. The web is where we go to get important questions answered, prepare homework assignments, apply to college, look for a job, or even help us care for loved ones. But with roughly 60 million people not yet using the Internet, the U.S. still has a long way to go before everyone is connected and can benefit from the web.

There are a lot of reasons why these 60 million people aren’t online — which unfortunately means that there’s no one silver bullet solution to closing the digital divide. Research shows that 34% of people who aren’t online just don’t see the web as relevant to their lives, while another 32% say they don’t go online because they find it difficult to use a computer or navigate the Internet. We also hear from our member organizations that the digital divide impacts their ability to serve their community.

These problems — of relevancy and digital literacy — can be addressed through sustained work by local organizations, community leaders, and the private sector. That’s why we’ve launched the first-ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship in partnership with Google Fiber.

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