November 26, 2013
In today’s connected world it’s difficult to imagine that some people aren’t online. However, a recent Pew study indicates that 15% of Americans don’t use the Internet or email. And the reasons vary, ranging from those that say they aren’t interested or have no need for the Internet, to those who believe the Internet is not very easy to use. Lack of a computer, Internet availability and price are factors, as well.
The Cable industry is working to close the digital divide by instituting programs to help low income families get connected. Initiatives include reduced cost Internet connections, free or low cost cable modems, access to low cost computers and critical training in digital skills and literacy. A quarter million families nationwide have been helped so far.
Connecting folks to the Internet – one more way Cable is investing in our nation’s future.