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Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

By Rebecca Lundberg
March 24th, 2015

New report offers recommendations to help Hispanic communities access better resources, opportunities

hispanic-internetHispanic Americans are not meeting the economic, educational, and healthcare successes of other ethnic group peers due to inadequate broadband internet access, according to a recent study by The Hispanic Institute.

Gus West, president of The Hispanic Institute, said: “Without reliable access to the internet, Hispanics cannot participate fully in American society. The best job and educational opportunities have moved online. If Hispanics are to take advantage of them, they’ll need to follow them into cyberspace.”

There are currently about 54 million Hispanics in the United States, according to American Fact Finder, making the ethnic group the largest and fastest growing in the country.

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