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Johnson: Bridging the digital equity gap for Baltimore residents

March 24, 2021
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What do digital equity and health equity have in common? More than you think. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott committed to hiring a director of digital equity in his first several months in office. The role on the mayor’s executive team will play a critical role in bridging gaps that exist between city residents and technology. Twenty years ago, the term ‘digital divide’ was coined to mark the gap between countries, communities, households and individuals that lacked access to internet service, computers, cell phones and other digital devices. This divide is often tied to geography, age and varying socio-economic levels.

Article Source: Daily Record

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