digital divide

Chicago aims to bridge digital divide

Jan 29, 2015

  Beginning next month, Chicago residents will be able to check out wireless Internet hotspots from three public library branches.

Internet ready learning zones launched

Jun 3, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Some local community organizations, Peoria Public Library and Peoria Public Schools are working to bridge the digital divide by offering free WiFi service. Comcast is supplying the service for free or at a reduced cost to various organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Peoria, the Dream and East Bluff Community Centers, St. Paul's Baptist Church as well as some Peoria Public Schools.

The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois needs to immediately address the digital divide in the state’s schools, and it’s not just about learning.