FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski earlier today announced a series of programs to improve digital literacy.
The following is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“We commend Chairman Genachowski for his commitment to digital literacy, and for his efforts to help improve the ability of Americans to find jobs and to receive the proper training for jobs. His recognition of libraries as a center for job training, and support for more funding of libraries, is important as budgets of local libraries around the country are under continuous pressure. We also commend the private sector partners in their effort to use their resources to provide training and resources for job seekers.
“We agree with the Chairman that, ‘Lack of broadband access hits every day in so many ways.’ We look forward to working with him on overcoming two of the biggest barriers to digital literacy — the high price of broadband service and the lack of choice consumers have of high-speed Internet carriers.”