Despite progress closing the digital divide, millions of students remain on the wrong side of it. Advocates say the solution is more funding that includes digital knowledge education.
To help overcome the digital desert in the Bronx, a charity organization gave away more than 3000-plus devices and brought community stakeholders together.
E-Rate discounts should be expanded to help pay for cybersecurity and broadband access outside of schools and libraries, say survey respondents.
By becoming local internet service providers for select students, schools can lower internet access cost by as much as 75 percent per student