Seattle's Digital Divide Leaves Many Homes Disconnected [telecom]

For low-income, immigrant and senior households, having at-home Internet is often too expensive. This digital divide has been highlighted as the coronavirus has shifted work and school online.

By Anne Patrick

(TNS) - When Daria Smith moved to South Seattle, Wash., she wasn't planning to get the internet any time soon. It's expensive, and she had other, more pressing bills to pay.

But her priorities shifted after the Auburn School District sent her son and daughter, ages 14 and 13, home in the middle of March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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