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America Connected

By The Editors

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One issue that is a constant in this country but never seems to get quite the front-burner attention it deserves is the digital divide. The chasm between connected Americans and those who live unconnected lives keeps growing. The pandemic made the gulf wider and more visible than ever as some school children had to plant themselves in parking lots to take advantage of whatever WiFi connection they could to attend their virtual classes. Now that we have an Administration that will be taking an active interest in this issue, we thought the time was right to ask four experts for some guidance on how we as a nation might proceed. Senator Ron Wyden, Paul De Sa, Nicol Turner Lee, and new acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel offer their thoughts.

Spanning the Digital Divide

By Ron Wyden

6 MIN READ

Connecting the Unconnected. Finally.

By Paul de Sa

7 MIN READ

Why America Needs a Tech New Deal

By Nicol Turner Lee

10 MIN READ

Ending the Homework Gap

By Jessica Rosenworcel

13 MIN READ

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The Editors of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas are Michael Tomasky (Editor), Jack Meserve (Managing Editor), and Sophia Crabbe-Field (Associate Editor).

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