Pew Report Finds 90 Percent of Americans Believe Broadband Access Important and Nearly Half of Income Insecure Parents See Impact of Homework Gap
In case you missed it, the Pew Research Center recently released “The Internet and the Pandemic” report. The survey shows overwhelming American agreement around the necessity of broadband internet and highlights the urgency for solutions to support broadband affordability and adoption.
The new report from Pew Research Center found:
The results of the survey show how the pandemic has elevated the importance of an affordable and reliable broadband connection and the need for permanent solutions to support broadband adoption and digital skills.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives can take a positive first step toward bridging the digital divide by swiftly passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation allocates $65 billion for broadband to address deployment, adoption and digital skills. Congress must then keep the momentum going with additional solutions to permanently close the broadband gap.
Read about how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will improve broadband connectivity and digital equity HERE.
Read more about the digital divide and solutions to permanently close the broadband gap HERE.