New Report Illustrates Costs of Inadequate Internet Speeds

Earlier this week, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center of the Sesame Workshop released a new report on the state of digital inclusion and the impacts of persistent inequalities in access to high-quality Internet. Released as part of a February 3 event at New America, the report demonstrated that low-income families continue to suffer from inadequate speeds and unreliable service. For instance, nearly 30 percent of respondents from low- and moderate-income families had had Internet service limited due to data caps, while about half stated that their current Internet service was too slow to meet their needs. As the report noted, insufficient speed has real effects on family well-being, impacting the ability of children to complete classroom assignments and adults to find employment.

For more information on the report, see this article from USA Today.

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