Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our reliance on highspeed internet — commonly known as broadband — has grown dramatically. As the pandemic has shifted our work and home routines, high-speed internet has become a critical linking mechanism for households in an era defined by social distancing. However, our increased use of broadband has also highlighted the adverse impacts of the digital divide on rural, low-income, and Black and Latinx households.
Broadband Access, Computer Use, and Labor Market Attachment in Philadelphia
During the pandemic, our reliance on high-speed internet for work has grown dramatically. A new study looks at how this trend has highlighted the adverse impacts of the digital divide on households and labor market outcomes in Philadelphia.