Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kansas City 'Smart City' Map Reveals Rural/Urban Digital Divide Mostly Unchanged

Denizens of the "sticks" and residents of the inner-city have a lot more in common then they would like to admit . . . Mostly, horrible Internets for starters according to this neat-o Harvard graph that offers a great illustration but hasn't changed much . . . Read more:

Kansas City Digital Inclusion Map is a Smart City Map of the Month | EfficientGov

A Harvard Kennedy School data program seeks smart city map examples like the Kansas City Digital Inclusion Map for its Map of the Month civic data initiative. Data-Smart City Solutions, a civic data project at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, highlights local government data visualization and mapping work through its Map of the Month initiative.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Telecommunication companies were given 4 billion dollars by us taxpayers that they just pocketed and didn't spend and instead got net neutrality passed to screw us even more. A lot of that money was supposed to go to rural areas. Our Republican Congress is totally on board with this massive theft and limiting internet access.

Anonymous said...

$101 MILLION
This chart shows lifetime contributions from the telecommunications industry to sitting members of Congress and their leadership PACs, between 1989 and 2017, consolidated by party.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/11/16746230/net-neutrality-fcc-isp-congress-campaign-contribution