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Blog // Connect Michigan

Bridging Michigan’s Social and Digital Divides

By Jessica Denson

When the Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) needed some background for its look at the social and digital divides in the state, it looked to Connect Michigan to provide some of the important data needed. This important policy and research paper examines the inequalities tied to the non-use or use of the Internet and related information technologies. The paper’s authors spoke with Eric Frederick, Executive Director of Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of Connected Nation, which is working to close the digital divide in America. Frederick, also the Director of Connected Nation’s Connected Community...

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Video: Teaching Seniors To Use The Internet To Connect With Family and Community

By Wil Payton

It is estimated that about half of Americans over the age of 65 use the Internet. A Pew study found that 70 percent of seniors who have Internet access use it on a daily basis.   Be sure to follow Connect Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life.  

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