How big is the digital divide in Kansas City? According to a report released this morning by Google and the Mayors Bi-State Innovation Team, 25 percent of Kansas Citians don't have broadband access, and 17 percent have no internet access at all.
Since the Kansas Cities were chosen as Google's first Fiber market, both Google and the cities' leaders have been indicating that the digital divide is of serious concern.
This morning, Google and MBIT made their first big move in actively addressing the digital divide by releasing the report, "The State of Internet Connectivity in KC: Neighborhood-based Research Findings." ... continue reading »
The Kauffman Foundation, the Social Media Club of Kansas City and the Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team have combined forces and unveiled a new GoogleConnectsKC.com. ... continue reading »
MBIT chairman Mike Burke and Dr. Ray Daniels talk with KCPT's Randy Mason about the progress and promise of the Google Fiber project. ... continue reading »
The Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team targets seven areas to help use the Google Fiber network to benefit the metro area. ... continue reading »