Posted on Jun 17, 2020
All About Technology
The need for computers has never been greater. 22% of households do not own a desktop or laptop computer. 40% do not have access to the Internet, including 70% of school-aged children. With schools, businesses, libraries, and community centers closed, access to public computers has been eliminated. COVID-19 is exposing an urgent and heartbreaking aspect of the digital divide, as citizens are disconnected from education, telehealth, employment, skills development, and community.