The 116th Congress has a golden opportunity to solve the digital divide, by including broadband funding in upcoming infrastructure legislation.
The lack of affordable broadband access in the US has resulted in large-scale educational inequities especially in rural areas where 31 percent of Americans have no choice of broadband providers.
A raft of new evidence shows the rise of the internet itself may have boosted inequality, and that how people use internet access may be just as — or more — important than the access itself. Educated users with high incomes derive the most benefit
An Axios/SurveyMonkey poll reveals that income strongly affects how Americans access the internet, and the divide cuts across geography.
The "homework gap" affects 12 million U.S. school-age kids. By the numbers:
High-speed broadband and mobile internet have created more opportunities to access free news and information than ever before.
Some less-populated areas may technically have internet, but it's slower satellite, or DSL service delivered over old copper phone lines.
The federal government's efforts to provide ubiquitous internet access have had varying levels of success.
A look at four emerging forms of digital inequality: privacy, education, screen time and news. As ubiquitous as broadband connectivity may seem for those who live in cities or suburbs with comfortable incomes, here's the reality: