April 27, 2016
Today the Schools, Health &, Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) is launching a new campaign effort, Grow2Gig+, to promote high-speed broadband access for anchor institutions and their communities. Anchor institutions like schools and libraries are vital in addressing the digital divide at a community level. The National Broadband Plan called for bringing gigabit speeds to every community anchor by 2020, but the country is falling behind. Voqal believes efforts like this one are important steps towards creating a socially equitable and just world. We applaud the work of SHLB to address the digital divide and are excited for its new Vision and Action plan.
To learn more, check out the press release on the Mobile Citizen blog or by visiting www.shlb.org. You can also join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat with the hashtag #Grow2Gig.