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May
18
2023

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month: 5 Must-Watch TV Shows and Movies

AAPI Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate the history, achievements, and cultural contributions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. One of the best ways to engage with and appreciate the richness and diversity of AAPI culture is through the realm of film and television. To highlight recent programming that celebrates the richness and diversity of AAPI culture, we've compiled a list of five must-watch shows and movies. So, grab your favorite snacks, get comfortable, and celebrate AAPI Heritage Month by diving into these captivating stories!
May
11
2023

Teacher Appreciation Week Q&A: How One Teacher Is Helping to Bridge the Digital Skills Gap

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we sat down with one educator who goes above and beyond for her students – especially when it comes to strengthening their digital skills. Having digital skills is crucial, especially when you’re entering the workforce. However, about one-third of Americans do not have basic digital skills – using a computer, accessing the internet, and sending email – that are now considered essential by most employers. 
Apr
27
2023

#ConnectivityCounts:
A Movement to Connect All Americans

Beyond has launched #ConnectivityCounts, a collective movement that’s focused on ensuring that a once-in-a-lifetime federal broadband investment results in every American being able to access high-speed internet. Why it matters: Over 9.5 million Americans are not able to access high-speed internet – or the many benefits that come with a connection. Yet 2023 could change that, as each state receives at least $100 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to fund projects dedicated to connecting everyone.
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Apr
24
2023

The Affordable Connectivity Program:
Why Millions of American Households Are Signing Up

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is expanding. At a White House ceremony on May 9th, President Biden announced a landmark commitment from 20 internet service providers—including Comcast, Charter, Cox and Mediacom—to provide ACP-eligible households with robust high-speed internet service for free, after redeeming their monthly subsidy.
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Apr
20
2023

The Greening of Broadband

In honor of Earth Day, we’re checking in on some of the strides internet providers are taking toward a more energy-efficient and sustainable future. Why it matters: An estimated 500 billion electronic devices will be in use by 2030. And each has the ability to generate a significant carbon footprint. To prepare, it’s important that we identify ways to manage and reduce the amount of energy it takes to manufacture and use these devices – a win-win for both consumers and broadband providers.
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Apr
13
2023

Diversity Month 2023: What Does
Representation on TV Look Like?

April is Diversity Month, and with it comes some good news: the representation of women and people of color in television is increasing, both on screen and behind the camera. TV that is inclusive and reflects a wide variety of perspectives not only can open our eyes to new experiences, but also help us learn something beyond ourselves.