Closing the Digital Divide is an Imperative for Global Competitiveness
Closing the Digital Divide is an imperative for global competiveness in this Digital Age. Broadband is essential 21st Century infrastructure for economic vitality; and access to the Internet is a 21st Century Civil Right. Communities with robust broadband—a generic term for high-speed Internet infrastructure including both wireline and wireless networks—have a distinct advantage in attracting capital investment to support innovation and generate jobs. Individuals with digital literacy skills are better able to find employment and increase income.