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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

What is the digital divide?

What is the digital divide?

Working from "home" in a parking lot. Job interviews on laggy Zoom calls. Students trying to log onto class from a cell phone. For all of the already devastating and bitterly unequal impacts of the pandemic, a gap in internet and technology access, also known as the digital divide, has consistently worsened amid what was an already dire situation.

Here's what you need to know about the digital divide, its impact throughout the pandemic, and where we might go from here. 

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What's the digital divide? 

Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), a broadband access organization, who has been working on matters concerning community technology since the mid '90s, says the digital divide refers to the fact that some people lack access to the necessary technology for fully participating in modern, daily life. Read more...

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