Maryland is ranked third in the nation for best broadband access, with an impressive 86% of households subscribed to the internet compared to 83% nationally. Yet, according to 2018 American Community Survey findings released by the U.S. Census Bureau, 206,151 households in Maryland still do not have internet service. The digital divide — a persistent gap in access to low-cost, high-speed internet and devices — is affecting their educational plans and, potentially, their livelihoods.
Maryland’s Learners Need Closure of Digital Divide
April 22, 2021