Broadband is a key tool for economic empowerment in communities of color and equal access to economic opportunity can’t happen without broadband access. Despite nationwide progress in developing broadband infrastructure, the digital divide remains, leaving communities of color with less access to affordable broadband. We need research to determine policy that will bridge this gap.

Greenlining urges the NTIA to gather data on the value and cost of broadband, the effectiveness of federal access programs and how broadband access differs between different neighborhoods with different demographics.

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