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Closing the Digital Divide: How Comcast-NBCUniversal Does Community Impact

By Ade Adeniji

Submitted by: Comcast Corporation

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Technology

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 – 04:40 PM EST

 

One way to measure inequality in the country is through the digital divide. A Pew Research Center articlerevealed that even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption, the divide persists. Around 29 percent of adults with household incomes below $30,000 a year don’t own a smartphone and more than four-in-ten don’t have home broadband services (44 percent) or a traditional computer (46 percent). Meanwhile, higher-income Americans are also more likely to have multiple devices that enable them to go online. This divide also impacts children, including fostering a so-called the “homework gap”—the gap between school-aged children who have access to high-speed Internet at home and those who do not.

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