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The Philadelphia Story: The broadband adoption chapter

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Is the goal of broadband adoption getting more people to use the technology, or getting them to use it more effectively? Today we try to answer this question.

Philadelphia faces a daunting challenge. 41% of the city's 1.5 million residents lack regular Internet access or basic computer skills.

To battle this problem, the city formed the Freedom Rings Partnership, a coalition of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing Internet access, training and technology to communities citywide.

Learn valuable lessons to drive broadband adoption in your communities. Join our guest, Arun Prabhakaran, Dir. of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for the Urban Affairs Coalition. He describes how the organization is maximizing their $25 million NTIA broadband stimulus grant for an array of projects that are preparing residents for a 21st Century digital economy.

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