Common Sense called on lawmakers to connect all students and close the digital divide—and they listened.
The American Rescue Plan just passed by Congress dedicates over $7 billion to help connect the millions of students and hundreds of thousands of teachers caught in the digital divide. Now we need your help to get Congress to invest in broadband infrastructure to keep the gap closed for good!
What is needed to support 21st-century learning
Access to robust home broadband service, appropriate and reliable learning devices, and digital citizenship tools that keep families and teachers connected are essential to the future of education. The next step to closing the digital divide is investing in broadband infrastructure that families and businesses can afford, and ensuring that digital training and resources are available to those who need them.
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