As we are asked to stay in and social distance during COVID-19, high-speed internet access is essential to conduct activities online such as learning, services, telemedicine, and most workplace and daily interactions. Those without access to this online world – more than 18 million Americans with 14 million living in rural areas, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – risk falling farther behind. As grantmakers have explored many barriers to recovery, broadband access must be a short- and longer-term focus to ensure communities who were already struggling are not further disenfranchised and left behind.
Join us on January 27th for a webinar discussion to explore how grantmakers have a role in addressing the connectivity issue to help close the digital divide.
Registration to open in January.