9.7 million students do not have reliable internet connectivity at home.
As many as 400,000 teachers can’t teach because of lack of internet.
1 in 3 African Americans and Hispanics – 14 million and 17 million, respectively – still don’t have access to computer technology in their homes.
42 percent of rural veterans enrolled in the VA health care system do not have internet access that would support use of VA telehealth and other online services.
Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health
14.5 million Americans do not even have access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet.
This is the digital divide. A gap that is keeping the very technology that could be a great equalizer out of reach for millions of Americans.