Toward Digital Inclusion: Broadband Access in the Third Federal Reserve District

Abstract: Few innovations have comprehensively changed the nature of the American economy and daily life like high-speed internet — commonly known as broadband. Access to fixed wireline broadband connects millions of people to digital information networks, which can have a transformative effect on the quality of life an individual leads1 and the competitiveness of regional economies.2 However, the digital divide — the uneven distribution of broadband service and adoption — adversely affects residents of rural areas, black and Hispanic groups, and low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Part of Series: Cascade Focus

Publication Date: 2020-03-01

Pages: 24