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Jasmin Peters September 6, 2010 Assignment: 1 Digital Divide The digital divide is the gap between people who have access to technology and those who don’t. In February 2002 the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the study entitled: “A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use of the Internet.” The study concluded that the digital divide is no longer an issue although only about 54% of Americans use the internet. The current growth rate is 2 million users per month and the Internet is increasing income across race, ethnicity, age and gender lines. The debate is whether the government should stop funding for technology because many consider the digital divide to be over. When the study was taken there were programs such as the Technology Operations Program (TOP) and the Community Technology Centers Program (CTC). These programs helped give individuals access to the internet. Once it was presumed that the gap was closed these programs were in danger of getting funding cut. These very programs helped the disadvantaged
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course CIS 0835 taught by Professor Forman during the Fall '11 term at Temple.

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