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Internet For All is already changing lives. Learn more about how increasing access to high-speed Internet service is improving the lives of every day Americans across the country. 
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  • Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Fosters Creativity

    Maya C. James and Shirley Reyes Moret
    Interview is translated from Spanish  Ten-year-old Miguel is putting his new digital literacy skills to an unexpected use: writing stories about his need for a brother.  “It is boring only having sisters,” Miguel, who has four sisters, explained. 
  • High-Speed Internet Improves Solar Panel Output on Tribal Lands

    Maya C. James
    The Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin had been generating electricity to run its community center using solar panels for years—they just didn’t have an accurate way of tracking their energy usage.   Thanks to an Internet for All grant from NTIA, they now do. 
  • Louisiana’s New Crop of Fiber Optic Technicians

    Maya C. James
    Robert Davis, 28, was working in construction but looking for a new career that would still provide the outdoor work he craved.
  • New laptop, new chance

    Margaret Harding McGill, NTIA
    Dalia Calderon was ready to quit college, for the second time. She had returned to Mercy University after a 20-year break, but the combination of online classes and an ancient laptop was proving to be too much to bear.  “I said, ‘I don’t know how I can finish school. I'm just going to drop out - I’m already old,’” said Calderon, 47, who lives in the Bronx. “That’s when I got an email that said they were loaning laptops. I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’” 
  • Federal programs boost budget for high-speed Internet service

    Margaret Harding McGill, NTIA
    Robyn Johnson found out the hard way just how little her Internet bandwidth could carry when COVID-19 struck. Her bandwidth hit its limit when her high school and elementary school-aged children tried to attend classes online while she instructed classes of her own as a fourth-grade teacher at the Eagle Butte, South Dakota elementary school on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation.