Bridging the Gap

Digital inclusion for all residents include access to online learning, access to job banks, closing the homework gap, and increasing ways in which citizens can be civically engaged online.

Bridging the digital divide: connecting the unconnected

Access to computers and the Internet and the ability to effectively use this technology are becoming increasingly important for full participation in America’s economic, political and social life. People are using the Internet to find lower prices for goods and services, work from home or start their own business, acquire new skills using distance learning, and make better informed decisions about their healthcare needs. The ability to use technology is becoming increasingly important in the workplace, and jobs in the rapidly growing information technology sector pay almost 80 percent more than the average private sector wage.