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.
18 million Americans do not even have access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet. 82% of them – nearly 15 million people – live in rural areas.
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.