The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.

Gregory Porumbescu, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University Newark
March 18, 2020 | conversation

~3 mins   

Tags: internet poverty inequality pandemic broadband online-education digital-divide coronavirus socioeconomics fcc telecommuting covid-19 social-distancing-and-coronavirus social-distancing

Working from home? The UK's broadband and wifi will be put to the test

Only 3 million UK homes have fibre broadband which will aid their working from home to counter coronavirus spread. But those with copper ADSL or bad connections on mobile 4G may struggle.

Dylan Henderson, Senior Research Fellow, Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff University
March 17, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: internet broadband wifi coronavirus covid-19 working-from-home

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