FCC tries bridging the digital divide
The FCC is introducing a pilot program in hopes to address the digital divide.
“The reality is that the digital divide still exists. Only about 60 percent of users in America have access to home-based broadband connections, and many low-income, black and Latino households lack access. While many black and Latino users have used smartphones to help bridge the digital divide, the wireless market is rife with dangerous deregulation. And in any case, home-based broadband connections allow users to more fully participate in democracy, particularly as more jobs, classes and government services move online.”
Thank you to staffer Kimberly Lehmann for the links!