The Digital Divide: Challenges, Misconceptions, and the Future Outlook
A Coggle Diagram about Who has addressed the issue?
(Background), Challenges (Race, Socioeconomic, Second Level Challenges, Geography, Literacy, Generational, Physical disabilities and English Preferred), Future Outlook (Broadband FIOS instead of Dial Up, Digital literacy, Importance of the library in lessening the divide, Federal programs: broadband
and telecommunications programs at the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) under the FCC (federal communications commission), Reclassification of consumer broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act (Cohron, 2015)? and Utility vs Optionality), Statistics
(Background), Misconceptions (There is no digital divide, "It attacks the notions that information technology can be easily compared with the earlier diffusion of consumer durable goods, that the divide can be made to disappear by redefining the issue.."(James, 2008) and Mobile devices=high speed internet (FALSE)) and Definitions ("digital divide is a simplistic phrase used to explain the gap between people who can easily use and access technology, and those who cannot."(Cohron, 2015), technological haves and have-nots and "The digital divide has become a convenient metaphor to describe the perceived disadvantage of those who are either unable or do not choose to make use of these technologies in their daily life" (Cullen, 2001))