Philly Voice: Philly’s five-year broadband internet plan hopes to bridge the city’s ‘digital divide’

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The importance of reliable access to internet has never been more clear than in these past two years, as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives, from education and work, to entertainment and media consumption. And although city officials are solid on the fact that Philadelphia as a city does not lack access to broadband internet, officials within the Office of Innovation and Technology found that some portions of Philadelphia’s residential community have more access than others. 

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