April 28, 2014
A SIMPLE MATTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE:
How Internet Access Can Boost The Economy And Social Equality (Eva Arevuo, 4/28/14, Forbes)
Fast and affordable Internet access will be this generation's greatest leveler. Access to the Internet means access to information, and access to communication networks: access that will improve education, health, and career outcomes.In Internet "wealthy" communities, children are born connected and access is taken for granted. All members of this new generation are called "digital natives," but some young people and their communities - as many as 19 million Americans - are being left behind.The government has a duty to provide basic access that could then serve as a foundation for private initiatives and public-private partnerships to build on. What better way to serve the underserved than to empower the institutions often at the center of these communities: schools and libraries?
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 28, 2014 6:18 PM