This resource reports that Black communities in the Rural South lack affordable, high-speed, quality broadband, and argues that expanding broadband could help reduce the deep racial and economic inequalities in education, jobs, and healthcare in the region, with policy recommendations.
This resource argues that efforts to close the digital divide in the Black rural South have been lacking, providing support showing that high-speed internet and broadband service are often not available or affordable in these areas, and that access to these services would demonstrably improve quality of life. It recommends the establishment of a permanent and meaningful broadband benefit program and a taskforce to prevent digital redlining, among other policies.
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