Providence Journal: Opinion/Watts: Rhode Island learners need closure of digital divide

Rhode Island is ranked fourth in the nation for best broadband access, with 84% of households subscribed to the internet, compared to 83% nationally, and 99% with access to highspeed broadband. Yet, according to the 2019 American Community Survey findings, released by, 49,573 households (12.2%) in Rhode Island are not connected to the internet, while 34,936 households (8.6%) receive their internet connection solely via a cellular data plan. 

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