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Connecting the Under Connected

Jim Poole

When the pandemic abruptly pushed classroom instruction, healthcare, and the workplace for many online, the digital divide across the United States was exacerbated and those without high-speed internet were unable to participate. While some had home computers or laptops and ready access to broadband connectivity, others rapidly fell behind. In our increasingly connected society, lack of access to high-speed, low latency internet—let alone broadband connectivity—continues to widen the gap between the connected and the under connected. The digital divide manifests itself in multiple ways across the country including in rural, urban, and inner-city areas, whether it’s: lack of critical infrastructure for…

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Posted by Jim Poole on Feb 22, 2022

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