Source: The San Francisco Chronicle
An estimated 60 million Americans lack internet access at home, an unfortunate reality that creates barriers to educational success and economic mobility.
“Of those who do not have broadband Internet service at home, nearly half cited cost as a reason and most are people of color or from low-income households,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
As early as next month, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote to update “Lifeline,” a $1.6 billion government program that provides low-cost phone access to qualifying individuals. Politicians and activists have called for the update to add broadband Internet service to Lifeline’s offerings.
One nonprofit in particular, the Oakland-based Center for Media Justice, has been an active player in promoting the Internet as a right, actively organizing discussions on and grassroots movements for the eradication of digital inequality.
Read full story at: The San Francisco Chronicle