Closing the Digital Divide

Five million of 29 million households with school­-age children don't have the Internet at home. Lacking high­speed access takes its toll on children and teens by making it unduly difficult to complete school assignments that are heavily dependent on Internet access—creating a homework gap that’s keenly felt by low­ income families. How can the public and private sectors work together to close the gap? How far will the FCC’s new Lifeline fund, which includes a broadband subsidy, go? Comcast set out to bridge the digital divide one family at a time—is it working? What more can be done? What more should be done?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2016

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