Studies show that Latinos, African Americans and the poor lag behind other demographic groups when it comes to broadband adoption, and that cost is a primary barrier to adoption. Many educational and occupational opportunities are only available online, thus broadband is a necessary tool for success. NHMC will continue to advocate that the universal service fund, currently used to subsidize telephone connections in rural areas and in poor households, be extended to subsidize broadband Internet as well.

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July 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017 CONTACT Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 communications@nhmc.org People of Color Need the Open Internet: Racial Justice Coalition Urges the FCC to Preserve Net Neutrality Under Title […]

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