The Internet Underclass

According to a recent survey of residential broad-band service, 35 percent of all Americans -including 17 million children – live without access to broadband service.  Only 46 percent of low-income households with children have broadband internet compared to 66 percent of all households.  According to the survey, cost is holding households back from adopting broadband.

The Internet access group Connected Nation, revealed that 7.6 million children in low-income households are without broadband.  That means no Google, no Wikipedia, no personalized learning, no checking emails and no Facebook.

Conservatives will argue that children do not need high speed internet.  But the survey indicates that these children will have less chance at graduation and a greater chance at not being able to be employed.