Who’s Backing a Campaign to Bring the Internet to Millions of U.S. Households That Still Lack Access?

Media November 22, 2021

“Now, the group has announced an equally ambitious goal. Its new campaign, ‘No Home Left Offline,’ seeks to connect American households that still lack access to the internet. In unveiling this new mission, the organization rolled out a new moniker as well: EducationSuperHighway 2.0. ‘We must seize this moment to accelerate progress in closing the digital divide,’ Marwell said when the initiative was announced.

A number of philanthropies support EducationSuperHighway’s work, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ford Foundation (here’s a list of all its funders). The new No Home Left Offline initiative has also brought in funding from some heavy-hitters. Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective, Blue Meridian Partners, Ken Griffin, Citadel and Citadel Securities, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Walton Family Foundation and the Zoom Cares Fund made a combined $16 million multi-year investment in the new program.”

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