Broadband Task Force Aims to Bridge the Digital Divide
COVID-19 has made the digital divide even more apparent
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is tackling the lack of reliable broadband, with a focus on underserved communities, by forming a task force composed of nearly three dozen county government officials from across the country.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting families and businesses, the need for reliable high-speed internet is more acute than ever,” said task force co-chair Craig Rice, a Montgomery County, Maryland council member, in a press release.
The new task force will assemble a better—and more accurate—understanding of public- and private-sector efforts to use broadband networks and develop a plan for local governments to help them close the digital divide.
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