New Affordable Connectivity Program Created to Combat Internet Poverty in the United States of America
Written by: Teresa Gillian, FLP Independent Community Manager and Resident Copywriter
Edited by: Shatoyia Jones, FLP Founder, Wealth Building Educational Consultant; Business Development Specialist
Internet Poverty. Wow, I am mind blown. Who knew internet poverty was real in the USA? In a growing high-tech world, everyone should have and will surely need access to the internet now as well as in the future. I personally can attest to this. The pandemic boosted online shopping in necessities alone, from clothes to toilet paper. However, few companies gave thought about whether there would be anyone without internet access in this country. I myself am guilty of the assumption that the internet was accessible to everyone. Never would I have guessed that there weren't any people lacking a connection to the world when it was shut down.
Everything in the USA, in the world as a whole, is ever-evolving. The more research I did on the subject in partnership with First Ladies of Poverty Foundation, I had one major question: why doesn't everyone have high-speed internet service, and for some, more importantly a WiFi capable device? Many cannot afford the cost of high-speed internet service or the price of a smart device, in addition to the other daily costs of living.
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