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Coronavirus school closings expose digital divide

from U.S. News & World Report

The mounting school closures amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. are exposing major equity gaps in access to technology and the internet, and the FCC needs to step in, according to FCC commissioners. "Now is absolutely the time to talk about the coronavirus disruption and how technology can help," Jessica Rosenworcel, an FCC commissioner, said Tuesday during a Senate hearing. "Nationwide we are going to explore the expansion of tele-work, tele-health and tele-education, and in the process we are going to expose some really hard truths about the scope of the digital divide." more

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