Colorado Inno: Lift Zones fill voids in internet, education in the Colorado community

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The digital divide is more apparent than ever, especially in low-income communities. In fact, according to Pew Research, 59% of parents with lower incomes who had children in schools that were remote due to the pandemic, said their children would likely face at least one of three digital obstacles to their schooling. Obstacles include a lack of reliable internet at home, no computer at home or needing to use a smartphone to complete schoolwork. This means that in those households, students were not likely to be able to keep up with their peers.

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