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Are Low-Income Families in the U.S. Connecting to the Internet? Yes, but Not Easily.

A new report documents the state of connectivity among low-income families with children aged 6-13 in order to understand how connectivity can affect children in school. The results show that nine in ten families in America have an Internet connection. Half of those with home access say their connections are too slow for useful work. Of those who do have an internet connection, a quarter of families below the median American income rely on mobile-only access. According to one of the authors of the study, mobile-only access is not enough since children can’t rely on it to do their homework using digital tools.

 

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