The economy and tech access

Live blogging from 09NTC

I am here in San Francisco for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference, and the economic downturn has taken its toll on the nonprofit tech/communications world. Specifically, there was a lot of talk yesterday about how President Obama’s stimulus package will make an impact in bringing broadband access to disadvantaged communities.

In a workshop on community technology, one person said regarding the stimulus package that “there is a big pot of money for broadband, and in that pot, money for community technology.” Some folks believe that the discussions of the digital divide and Internet literacy are now back on the table.

“If you are going to have broadband, you have to have training too.”

More to come on this topic

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home