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Digital literacy is the “ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” This definition of digital literacy from the American Library Association succinctly describes the goals of measuring and improving the...Read more
The internet has moved from an occasional tool to one of the principal ways we communicate, perform research, work, or participate in leisure activities. Measuring the digital interaction among residents and various community sectors allows a glimpse into the importance of the internet in their lives. More importantly, this...Read more
[one-half-first][/one-half-first] [one-half][/one-half] In the early days of the internet, a desktop computer was the primary, and virtually the only, way of connecting to the internet. However, with the rise of Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, Bluetooth, and many other revolutionary technologies, residents have multiple ways through which...Read more
The cost of service can prevent some from being able to access the internet. This chart shows the average reported monthly cost of service among households in the community compared to those in other Connected communities. Two-percent of household income is the benchmark generally used when determining the affordability...Read more
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