Tag: Press-Telegram

There’s no E-miracle at hand: Experts say solving Long Beach digital divide will take teamwork

It’s easy to put a finger on the problem that is the Long Beach digital divide. The issue: U.S. Census Bureau statistics show 25 percent of residents do…

Infographic: The mammoth impact of the smartphone on our lives — and the digital divide

Although 87 percent of California households are reported to have broadband Internet connectivity at home, a growing segment of underconnected residents’ only means of connecting to broadband is…

Long Beach figures prominently in groundbreaking smartphone study

The expense of subscribing to broadband is driving some people to use smartphones exclusively to access the internet. Related: The smartphone: On-ramp to modern world, but not a…

The smartphone: On-ramp to modern world, but not a cure-all for digital divide

On the surface, the ubiquity of the slick smartphone is closing the digital divide. Whites are more likely than blacks and Latinos to own a desktop or laptop…

Can state lawmakers regulate a rescue from the digital divide?

In a state whose lawmakers have attempted to regulate everything from cow flatulence to daycare-center snacks, it hardly comes as a surprise that Sacramento is trying to rescue…

Freedom to connect: Should access to the internet be a human right? (Infographic)

During the past few decades, global internet use has risen dramatically. For many, the internet is the primary source of information exchange with billions of connected users sharing…

Some say access to internet is so crucial, it is a human right

The way Bob Cabeza sees it, connecting to the World Wide Web is more than a convenience, it is an absolute necessity. And those who can’t connect are…

With no internet at home, some Long Beach kids must do their homework on the road

Used to be, homework was done – well – at home. These days, some Long Beach kids do homework anyplace but home. Cabrillo High School sophomore Angel Mijares,…

How deeply the internet, smart devices are woven into everyday life for today’s kids just might surprise you (infographic)

According to a 2017 report released by Common Sense Media, children 8 years old and younger spend an average of two hours and 19 minutes a day on…

The Harsh Realities of Living in Long Beach—Without the Internet

Long Beach is located in the heart of one of the world’s most technologically advanced regions. Yet one in six people who live in California’s seventh largest city…