Monday, May 4, 2015

Broadband access. Federal and State support for Library computer facilities.

Whereas, only 75% of American households have internet at home, see http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2013/household-broadband-adoption-climbs-724-percent, and whereas the fairness doctrine that once provided for balances presentation of issues in media is now defunct, each State shall provide computer use and education services in its libraries as a high priority for its budgets. 

The committee recognizes that unemployed persons without internet access are hindered in employment searches; accordingly, library programs offering mentor services to guide computer illiterate unemployed in seeking employment shall be required also as a high priority.

High priority shall mean placement of issue within the top three goals of any library; where other cultural uses of libraries shall be relegated to a lesser tier until computer needs are met.

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