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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

TV Spots in Puerto Rico Promote Digital Literacy and Internet Relevance

By Wil Payton

The Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce, in collaboration with the Ad Council and Connect2Compete, produced three television spots to promote digital literacy and the relevance of the Internet. A 2012 Connect Puerto Rico survey found that 65 percent of residents do not subscribe to broadband services in their home. The EveryoneOn campaign was designed to help citizens understand the Internet’s potential for positively impacting their quality of life. Below is an excerpt from a News is My Business article on the campaign: “‘EveryoneOn’ will raise national awareness about the importance of digital literacy and help reach the more than 60...

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Free Digital Literacy Workshop in Puerto Rico

By Wil Payton

        The Internet Society / Puerto Rico Chapter is sponsoring a Digital Literacy Workshop.The event will take place at UPR Rio Piedras on Saturday, October 19, from 8 AM to 3 PM. The workshop is free of charge and lunch is included. To register click here. For more details, e-mail  visitanos@www.isocpr.org Be sure to follow Connect Puerto Rico on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life!

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National Digital Literacy Day

By CPR Staff

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States. But more work needs to be done. Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet. “A 2012 study found relevancy to be the main barrier to broadband adoption in Puerto Rico,” said Chris Pedersen, Connect Puerto Rico director, program outreach. “Celebrating National Digital Literacy...

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