Alamance County has broadband gaps that keep people in our community from being able to access services easily and efficiently, like telehealth, remote learning, and remote work. The digital divide is the gap between those who have access to technology, the internet and digital literacy training and those who do not. It affects all generations – both rural and urban communities – and a wide variety of industries and sectors.
The digital divide is a significant challenge, but solutions exist and can be closed by implementing digital inclusion policies, programs and tools that incorporate the following:
- Affordable, robust broadband internet service
- Internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user
- Access to digital literacy training
- Quality technical support
- Applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation, and collaboration
To achieve digital equity means that every North Carolinian would have the technologies, tools and skills needed to access affordable high-speed internet anywhere, anytime. Help us find the gaps in our community by visiting https://ncbroadband.gov/survey
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