In today’s information economy, the connection between technological proficiency, economic success, and the role that broadband can play in fundamentally altering the nature of our economy has been repeatedly emphasized. However, realizing the full potential of broadband in today’s economy is connected to meaningfully closing the digital divide – that is, closing the digital divide in a way that enhances employment opportunities for communities hit hard by the recession and the jobless recoveries of the last few decades. This report suggests ways in which the private, public, and non-profit sectors can work together on creating jobs across the full spectrum of skill levels and ensuring that African Americans are competitive in securing those jobs.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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