Technology has changed the way we do business, pursue education, find jobs, and interact with everyone from our family to our doctor to members of Congress. Yet nearly one in five Americans do not use the Internet at all.
Disproportionately from low-income and minority communities, these populations risk becoming increasingly isolated from our digital society because they lack access to the Internet and the skills necessary to use it effectively.
EveryoneOn a national nonprofit is working with The Community Builder to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, as well as free digital literacy courses, accessible to all unconnected Americans.
We aim to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans—regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.
Why don’t people use the Internet? The top reasons are:
We believe in a holistic solution that addresses all of these causes of the digital divide. But we recognize that cost is the driving factor in why people aren’t online, and that’s what we focus on. We know that if we make the Internet affordable, they will get online.