A Sept. 27 report from the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance, a group of government, education, and community organizations, says 19 percent of Charlotte residents lack internet access, with impacts on the economic development of the city and the vocational development of residents.
When it comes to the advantage of digital access in reducing isolation among seniors, there is a general recognition that technology is changing rapidly. As a result, traditional means of communication, are de- emphasized. However, not everyone can afford to be trendy with the latest forms of technology.
If you live or work in Charlotte, there’s a distinct possibility your broadband access is less than satisfactory. But you have options. A familiar wedge-and-crescent pattern of economic inequality also applies to broadband internet connections, slowing down access to development and educational opportunities in wide swaths of Charlotte.