Washington Post Live Confronting America’s Digital Divide
September 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
With the closure of K-12 schools, remote learning and calls to social distance, millions of American students are learning, living and playing almost exclusively online. Yet, there remain critical hurdles to access and adoption of internet solutions for many American households. Many students who normally had safe and reliable access to laptops and internet connections are in limbo. What are the barriers to broadband adoption for low-income families and how are local leaders working to address this divide with scalable solutions?
On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m. ET, The Washington Post speaks with educators and key government leaders about distance learning in the age of the coronavirus, the disproportionate impact of the digital divide on communities of color and the policy solutions being proposed to answer the problem.