The world is constantly changing and with it the face of the planet too. But with every new piece of technology, new problems arise, along with it different solutions.

One of the biggest issues was the digital divide, the fact that people could not get access to these services due to low-income, ethnicity or gender. Minorities specifically, were the groups who the divide affected but have made strides in the area. While the gap is there, it is continually shrinking, with companies continually working to provide cheap internet access. Among these minorities, Hispanics have been a group in particular that have been growing in the past couple of years.

Companies haven’t been the only ones making an effort, as the government recently funded broadband communications. All in an effort to reduce the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” The US is currently ranked 17th worldwide in broadband speed, with an average of 3.9 Mbps. The government needs to keep funding in order to have improve the quality of broadband communications.

In the end, the digital divide has a long way until it completely dissipates. Minorities, companies and the government are doing what they can to narrow it and its just up to us to combat it.

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