Tag: Long Beach Post

For Minorities, The Digital Divide Is Growing As Adoption Rates Increase For Everyone Else

Leaning against his walking cane, Fernando Miramontes waited in line at the help desk inside the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library in central Long Beach hoping for an extension….

Three Long Beach Residents Discuss Why They Choose to Live on the Other Side of the Digital Divide

Today, 13 percent of Americans do not use the internet, a number that has changed little over the past three years, according to the Pew Research Center. Compared…

Is Lack of Competition to Blame for High Cost, Slow Broadband Speeds in Long Beach?

In Long Beach, choices seem to be endless. If you’re looking for single-origin cold brew coffee sold inside a brick-laden storefront, there are plenty to choose from. Need…

To Bridge the Digital Divide, Some Cities Have Taken the Matter Into Their Own Hands

When the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee decided to build out a fiber network, its aim wasn’t to become the fastest internet service provider in the United States. In…

The Politics of Internet: Does More Access Equal More Civic Engagement?

Right now we are witnessing a huge online social movement—#MeToo—resulting in some serious offline consequences, including political resignations, corporate firings and a closer examination of sexual harassment in…

Coming Together on the Digital Divide: Four Long Beach Publications Tackle a Worldwide Issue

In a major effort to cover issues important to the Long Beach community by leveraging the power of local journalism, four news agencies—the Long Beach Press Telegram, Long…

‘Just house them:’ This Long Beach campus is getting people off the streets

As they look out of their top-floor apartment toward the Long Beach skyline and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Hank and Kathy Elands can’t believe their good fortune.

Pinching pennies: Students struggle amid soaring rents

The only consistent alone time Johnathan Perez gets to enjoy is in the shower. The Cal State Long Beach sophomore bunks with three others in a house often crammed with college students.