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Broadband Is Essential. How Can Connecticut Close The Digital Divide?

Feb 2, 2021

Broadband access is not just a convenience, it’s essential for life under COVID-19. 

This hour, we take a look at Connecticut’s digital divide. We talk with a researcher whose report highlights the stark racial and economic disparities in internet access in our state.

Governor Lamont has proposed universal broadband by September 2022. But is the state taking strong enough steps to put all residents on an equal footing when it comes to internet access?

GUESTS:

  • Dr. John Horrigan - Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute; he was the author of a report released in September 2020 that looked at Connecticut’s digital divide during the pandemic. It was commissioned by Dalio Education
  • State Rep Bobby Sanchez- Representing New Britain in the Connecticut General Assembly; Co-Chair of the Education Committee
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee - Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.