You May Have Internet Access, But Millions Do Not
More than 30 million Americans live in communities that lack broadband infrastructure, or don’t provide minimally acceptable speeds to log onto the internet successfully. Rural areas, some tribal lands, and under-served Black and Brown communities are among those often lacking adequate access. The broadband access issue is getting major attention right now. The White House, members of Congress, and civil rights organizations, including the National Urban League and Color of Change, are pushing for equity. “Now, more than ever, we need broadband access in every community across the nation,” said Marc Morial, president/CEO of the National Urban League. “Gaps in broadband means that students fall behind their peers and small businesses fall behind their competitors—especially in communities of color.” The Urban League has developed a new comprehensive strategy, called The Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.
You May Have Internet Access, But Millions Do Not The Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.