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This article was published on: November 11, 2022

Several factors, such as income disparity, racial inequity, and education inequality have long been obstacles to our goal of achieving healthcare equity in the United States. As the use of telehealth exploded during the height of the pandemic, it seemed to break down barriers to healthcare. For insta nce, the ability to connect with your […]

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This article was published on: October 28, 2022

There was a time, just a few decades ago, when everyone thought the advent of the Internet would mean a decline in libraries. It may seem ironic then that this age of worldwide connectivity via the Internet is also a time when libraries have seen a surge in popularity and support. If we look just […]

This article was published on: September 30, 2022

Social welfare agencies are working to bridge all kinds of gaps. They promote the economic and social wellbeing of community members by offering financial assistance, health care services, youth safety programs, affordable housing, school readiness, and more. But what about gaps in Internet access? The Covid 19 pandemic shed a bright light on how vital […]

This article was published on: September 21, 2022

Roughly 3% of colleges and universities in the US are historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and these schools confer almost 20% of all bachelor’s degrees earned by Black students. That percentage increases to 25% when you narrow the focus to graduates of STEM programs—our future scientists, doctors, engineers and software developers. Yet 80% of […]

This article was published on: August 31, 2022

The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt by all of us in so many different ways. From lack of affordable childcare to mental health challenges, it laid bare not only the disparities in our communities, but also the ripple effects of these disparities. One of these disparities exists in the form of digital inequity, […]

This article was published on: August 14, 2022

If knowledge is power, students everywhere should have reliable Internet access and the chance to empower themselves, broaden their minds, and further their education.  Students of all ages require access to information to acquire new skills and learn more about the world around them, but absent or unreliable Internet can leave students with unanswered questions, […]