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Digital Divide news and analysis from The Nation
June 23, 2020
America’s Digital Divide Is an Emergency
Denying high-speed Internet to all Americans puts marginalized groups at risk.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 20, 2019
Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Finish What FDR Started
And it could give Democrats a fighting chance in farm country and small-town America.
November 28, 2017
The New Sewer Socialists Are Building an Equitable Internet
A blue-collar manufacturing town in southern Appalachia offers a roadmap for reclaiming the Internet’s utopian potential.
June 3, 2016
Chattanooga Was a Typical Postindustrial City. Then It Began Offering Municipal Broadband.
Chattanooga’s publicly owned Internet service has helped boost its economy and bridge the digital divide.
January 8, 2014
To Help Connect the Two New Yorks, Bill de Blasio Should Build More Community Broadband
How high-speed Internet access is changing one Brooklyn neighborhood.
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May 14, 2007
Broadband Redlining Targets Rural America
Will rural America become roadkill on the information superhighway?