The digital divide is a devastating challenge for millions of Americans and nonprofits across the country. Without affordable access and digital literacy skills, those on the wrong side of the digital divide are unable to fully participate in today’s digital world. In an article published by the Benton Foundation, TechSoup’s Global Director of GreenTech, Jim Lynch, highlights Mobile Beacon’s research on how nonprofits are helping to connect the digitally disadvantaged.
Community nonprofits utilize Mobile Beacon’s unlimited EBS broadband service to balance their budgets, expand their programs, and provide connectivity to their community. Key findings included:
Additionally, Jim highlighted the research from Mobile Beacon and PCs for People’s Bridging the Gap program. He states, “this study proves that it is critical to provide low-income Americans with the reliable connectivity necessary to compete in today’s world.”