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 »