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The Truth about the Digital Divide: Urban and Rural Barriers in the U.S.

By Roberto Gallardo When the COVID-19–induced public health emergency reached the United States in March of this year, parents and children were asked to work and take online classes from home. Businesses scrambled to set up an online presence…
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Three Lessons We’ve Learned About Digital Inclusion From COVID-19

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk Did you know that 43% of the world’s households cannot take advantage of the educational and economic benefits of Internet access? Geographic and demographic gaps in digital access create a divide between the haves…
Marconi Society Coronavirus and Our Connected World
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The Imperative to Close the Digital Divide

By Robert Tkach Robert Tkach’s engineering work vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of optical fiber systems which underlie our global communications networks. Tkach has been recognized with the Marconi Prize,…
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The Fourth Use Case for 5G: Internet for All

By Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem Internet Penetration Today By the end of 2018, there were nearly 4 billion people without Internet connectivity in the world. Primarily at the bottom of the world's economic pyramid, almost 75% of this unconnected population…
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Women’s Safety and Air Pollution: Top Issues for Indian Undergrads

By Aakanksha Chowdhery We are proud to complete the third year of the Marconi Society’s Celestini Program in India.   The Celestini Program is a flagship effort in the Marconi Society’s mission to celebrate, inspire and connect…
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Closing the Homework Gap For Native American Tribes

By Mariel Triggs and Matthew Rantanen It all began with the Havasupai Tribe on their stunningly beautiful reservation in Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park. Like nearly two-thirds of people living on tribal lands in the US, the…
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Empowering Students to Change Local Lives With Technology: What We Have Learned So Far

By Dr. Dorothy Okello and Paula Reinman  “While technology is important, it's what we do with it that truly matters.” Muhammad Yunis – Founder, Grameen Bank Two years ago, the Marconi Society Young Scholars, led by Dr. Joseph…