Being digitally literate is a prerequisite for success in today’s economy. Whether it is applying for a job, paying bills, keeping in touch with loved ones, or buying products, competency with technology is key to economic mobility and social interaction. But not everyone is able to participate in these increasingly vital activities. Indeed, underserved groups like seniors and low-income youth are at a significant disadvantage because many lack these skills, a dynamic that reinforces the socio-economic disparities that have long plagued these groups.
Fortunately, help is on the way. One group doing its part to address the problem in New York City is Silicon Harlem, a so-called “social venture” founded by Clayton Banks and Bruce Lincoln. As part of its over-arching goal of transforming Harlem into a “technology and innovation hub,” the group provides a variety of technology education resources to address the broadband connectivity lag between Harlem and the rest of the city.
One of its efforts is…….read the rest at broadband explained