Closing digital divide one neighbor at a time

by Herbert L. White 

Expanding the information highway is about making dollars as well as sense. Low-income communities get an economic shot in the arm when they get access to the Internet, which paves the way for residents to go to school, shop and find work online.

“There lies the rub,” said J’Tanya Adams, Charlotte regional manager of EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit advocate for digital inclusion and leader of an initiative to get computers to low-income residents. “That’s what it’s really all about.”

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