Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs

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The "digital divide" is a term used to describe a perceived gap between "information haves and have-nots," or in other words, between those Americans who use or have access to telecommunications and information technologies and those who do not. Whether or not individuals or communities fall into the "information haves" category depends on a number of factors, ranging from the presence of computers in the home, to training and education, to the availability of affordable Internet access.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 12, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Kruger, Lennard G.

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

Creator (Author):
Gilroy, Angele A.

Specialist in Telecommunications Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: April 12, 2011
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United States
Description:

The "digital divide" is a term used to describe a perceived gap between "information haves and have-nots," or in other words, between those Americans who use or have access to telecommunications and information technologies and those who do not. Whether or not individuals or communities fall into the "information haves" category depends on a number of factors, ranging from the presence of computers in the home, to training and education, to the availability of affordable Internet access.

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30 pages.

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Keyword(s): Digital divide
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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