Groups call for broadband access as digital divide persists


digital-divideAraceli Barron, the bilingual mother of three young children in Sunnyvale, has seen California's digital divide up close. Until recently, the family had no internet access at home and as more and more schoolwork required an online presence, her sixth-grade daughter was starting to fall behind.

"In January we finally got internet and it's made a huge difference in all my kids' grades," said Barron, whose household income is not much more than $20,000 a year. "And that's really helped my kids'...

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