Cornyn: To continue essential education, we must bridge the digital divide

The following article was published on September 15, 2020, by Stephenville Empire Tribune. Temperature checks in the drop-off lane. Tape cordoning off every other desk. Teachers trying to learn new students’ names through facemasks and six feet of distance. A grid of classmates participating virtually on a projector screen. The school year just started, and already it’s unlike any other. …

Chattanooga and Hamilton County use Smart City infrastructure to bridge Digital Divide for Students

The following press release was published by EPB of Chattanooga on August 14, 2020. Chattanooga, TN (Aug. 14, 2020) – Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is joining with EPB of Chattanooga and other community partners to ensure all students can access the internet for online learning as the COVID-19 crisis continues.  Made possible by support from local private and public partners and …

High-Speed Internet Access Critical for Students and Job Seekers

Published by Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise on May 30, 2019 The job market is rapidly changing, thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from on-site access to the specialized education that they will need for future …

SC students do homework in parking lots to get Wi-Fi. Clyburn wants Congress to help

Published by Greenville News on April 16th, 2019 COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was meeting with farmers about disaster relief when one Chester County resident shared a story about a different kind of disaster unfolding in rural South Carolina. The man told the Columbia Democrat schoolchildren in his small town are driven to the library after hours so they …