Expert consensus: online access is now an essential utility
In a 2015 survey of 1,501 U.S. consumers by consulting firm Accenture, about three-quarters of respondents noted they would use virtual services to track health indicators. But only 21 percent were actually receiving care online or using digital healthcare tools widely.
How would that percentage change if the respondents had better online access?
A familiar wedge-and-crescent pattern of economic inequality also applies to broadband internet connections in Charlotte.
Students from Queens’ James L. Knight School of Communication are collaborating with Google Fiber on service initiatives designed to strengthen digital literacy in the community.
Economic experts discuss the impact of digital inclusion on economic mobility in an online forum at the James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens University of Charlotte.
An interview with the Charlotte-based editor of the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.