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Better Digital Connectivity for Low-income Americans

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to modernize the Lifeline program, to provide digital connectivity to low-income American families.

Though many poor American families are connected to the Internet in some form, the connectivity is too slow or intermittent to be of any real value to them.

This program is expected to bring Internet connectivity quickly to many low-income households to help them make the most of it.

Research shows that providing digital connectivity has become a fundamental necessity to remove social inequality barriers in the US. For example, access to high quality Internet bridges the “homework gap” that exists between privileged and underprivileged children, so everyone has access to the same set of materials.

Digital connectivity is a necessity not only for children, but also for adults who are using it to gain better skills and training in a field of their choice. As a result, their chances of employment increases greatly, and gives them a chance to finally move out of poverty.

Due to these benefits, this bold move by FCC is expected to create significant positive changes for many poor and low-income American families.

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