Susan’s Corner is written by Susan Corbett, Director of the National Digital Equity Center. Ms. Corbett is a public speaker, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to providing broadband access, digital equity and digital inclusion to rural communities everywhere.

Reporting Out On The Recently Released Digital Equity in Maine Report

In January of 2022, the Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report titled Digital Equity as a Civil Right in Maine. I was honored to participate as a digital equity expert to the Maine Advisory Committee (Committee) and provided the Committee with the definition of digital equity: a condition Read More …

Equitable access to broadband is a worthy investment

Co-authored by Susan Corbett and Nick Battista. Susan Corbett is Founder and Executive Director of the National Digital Equity Center. Nick Battista is Senior Policy Officer at the Island Institute, publisher of The Working Waterfront. Both serve on the ConnectMaine Authority Board. The pandemic clarified what many already knew—your ability to connect to the internet is not Read More …

Technology and Older Adults – and the story of resilience.

This post was co-written by Chloe Gray, Technology and Volunteer Coordinator for The Opportunity Alliance’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs.  It was originally published in the Island Institute’s blog as part of a series to highlight the ways that our education, our elders, our health and food security are all affected by a lack Read More …