EveryoneOn Mini-Documentary Highlights Work to End the Digital Divide

At EveryoneOn, we create social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the Internet. This work is changing the lives of the more than 60 million people in the United States that live without an Internet connection at home. Today, we want to show you the impact of this work.

In partnership with Nationswell, we have created a powerful mini-documentary highlighting the life-changing opportunity that having the Internet at home provides.

The documentary showcases a family who has recently been connected to the Internet through the work of our Los Angeles area regional manager, Paulina Chavez, plus an interview with our CEO, Chike Augh.

Created in partnership with NationSwell Our message is simple: An Internet connection is no longer a luxury, yet many people in the United States are still without one. As an organization, we are working to change that and we invite you to help us end the digital divide once and for all.

Also, please review our annual report. This 2016 report highlights our extensive efforts from the last year and highlights a few goals for 2017.

Please share this video with your networks and tell us how the Internet has changed your life. Connect with us on Twitter at @Everyone_On or on Facebook.

EveryoneOn Offers Reaction to Lifeline Reform Rollback

Today, EveryoneOn joins the chorus of nonprofits, organizations, and advocates in expressing concern about recent rollbacks to the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program. On Friday, February 03, 2017, the FCC told nine Internet service providers that they would not be able to participate in Lifeline, an FCC program that was reformed in 2016 to allow a $9.25 per month subsidy to be applied to home Internet service. The companies were notified of their acceptance to the program just a few weeks ago.

“After much discussion last year, we were pleased when the FCC passed Lifeline reform, setting the stage for dramatic changes in the lives of the approximately 60 million people in the United States on the wrong side of the digital divide,” said Chike Aguh, chief executive officer of EveryoneOn. “On Friday, we were disappointed with the move to rollback this reform, leaving many low-income people in the United States without the access to the social and economic opportunity that a home Internet connection can provide. As the FCC moves forward, we hope that they reconsider establishing a mechanism for people in the United States to gain access to what we believe is no longer a luxury. By disallowing the nine Internet service providers to participate in this program, the FCC has added an additional barrier for those looking to enter the digital on-ramp. We hope that the FCC will reevaluate its position and find a way to renew its commitment to providing low-income people with ways to experience the digital world. This decision from the FCC does not close the digital divide and opportunity gap, but rather widens them.”