A New Bill Could Help Low-Income Students Gain Internet Access

By Jackson Schroeder

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In 2019, a year where people spend the majority of their waking hours looking at screens, it is easy for some to take technology, and more specifically the internet, for granted. 

However, there is still a “digital divide” present in the United States, and for low-income individuals — especially students — life without regular access to the internet and a working computer is a daily struggle. 

Take Yesenia Jimenez, a policy fellow at The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), for example. 

Growing up in her family’s Los Angeles apartment, Jimenez didn’t have access to a computer or broadband internet. 

 

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