Internet access poses struggle for low-income Americans
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Since life has moved online during the coronavirus pandemic, access to the internet has shone a light on America’s inequality crisis.
According to the US Census estimates from 2018, nearly 15 percent of American households do not have a home internet subscription.
For low-income earners that percentage is more than double the national average.
Low-income Americans without internet access can often find it at their offices, schools and libraries.
But those have been closed during the pandemic.
Now many people are struggling to get online including children attending school virtually.
Tuesday House Democrats unveiled their latest COVID-19 stimulus bill which includes 5.5 billion dollars to help expand home internet access.
However it won’t be a long-term fix which is needed as coronavirus shifts schools and companies to an online model.
Posted – 5.18.20