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The Unacceptable Persistence of the Digital Divide

Millions of Americans lack broadband access and computer skills. Can President Trump bring them into the digital economy?
by David Talbot

Most homes in the United States have Internet service, but they don’t in the poor parts of Cleveland and nearby suburbs.

 A survey in 2012 showed that 58 percent of the area’s households with incomes under $20,000 had neither home broadband nor mobile Internet access, often because of the cost. Another 10 percent had a mobile phone but no home broadband.

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