New York State announces Broadband Champions

New York State announces Broadband Champions, including “Most Collaborative Broadband Adoption” program and “Best Broadband Adoption Initiative Award.” That one went to CFY Digital Learning, for their work in partnership with high poverty schools, combining family services and professional development. See more here.

Youth media project winners

Congratulation to Leslie, Jaycee and all the youth who created “The Question is” for winning 2nd place in the 2015 Adobe Youth Voices Awards animation category.  With entries from all over the world it is an amazing achievement.  Well done!

See all of the Adobe Youth Voices 2015 award winners here.

New report on smartphone use

African Americans and Latinos are more dependent on smartphones as their only access to Internet; low-income users risk intermittent access. The Pew Research Center has released a new report on smartphone use. Their finding on the number of African Americans relying on smartphones as their only Internet access is similar to what we found in the Seattle technology adoption study.