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National Broadband Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Thoughts from the Grassroots

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This Media Alliance report is a compilation of several events held in the state of California in 2008 where grassroots groups and members of the community gathered to discuss the the Internet.

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Digital Infrastructure, By the Community, For The Community

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by Eloise Lee

In East Palo Alto, we’ve realized that it’s not a case of ‘if you build it, they will come.’

Just because technology is in place doesn’t necessarily mean people will find value in it,” states Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, executive director of One East Palo Alto—an organizational member of the East Palo Alto Digital Village Program. “Working alongside groups who provide essential services to local residents has helped us to partner with individuals who have not participated to become familiar with the technology and develop their own value for it. You really have to build that whole base of value within a community for people to access technology.” Continue reading Digital Infrastructure, By the Community, For The Community

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