During the pandemic, the federal government has tried to boost access to broadband internet. The Cares Act provided $150 billion to state and local governments, which many used to help extend connectivity, and the most recent stimulus package gave $7…
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
While more people have been connected in recent years, tens of millions still lack access to high-speed internet because phone and cable companies hesitate to invest in far-flung rural areas.
By Tali Arbel, Michael Casey, Associated Press
Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. schools should coronavirus force education online.
By Tara Garcia Mathewson, The Hechinger Report
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to break up and better regulate monopolies he says currently limit internet access to drive up their profits.
By Associated Press
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Across rural America, a bandwidth gap separates communities like Weston from an increasingly digital world where high-speed internet has become a fundamental component of modern life, putting them at a disadvantage.
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans.
By PBS NewsHour
Even though the Internet was invented in the United States, Americans pay the most in the world for broadband access. And it’s not exactly blazing fast. So why are Americans paying more for slower service?…
There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital…
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