David L. Cohen: The Cruel Irony of the 'Digital Divide' and how it's Hurting Philadelphia

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David L. Cohen: The Cruel Irony of the 'Digital Divide' and how it's Hurting Philadelphia

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#DavidLCohen @comcast discusses the cruel irony of the #digitaldivide via @PHLBizJournal http://bit.ly/240RUIg
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:30pm

For more than a decade, there has been a national debate about how to close the digital divide: the gap between those who are connected to high-speed Internet at home and those who are not. The issue not only has a profound impact on individual families, but also on our region's business owners, economy builders, and employers.

Because of the digital divide, millions of low-income Americans lack basic digital literacy skills that make them unqualified to fill higher-paying, 21st Century jobs. Middle-skill jobs, defined as those that require more than a high school education, but less than a bachelor's degree, comprise 39 percent of U.S. employment. 

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | David L. Cohen | Digital Divide | Internet Essentials | Philadelphia | Social Impact & Volunteering | comcast

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