One common refrain from redistribution progressives is the unfair “digital divide.” It’s largely an old, outdated excuse for low income kids being left behind — as opposed to properly blaming the failing urban school systems and unwise parental priorities.
Let’s look closer at each “deprivation.”
The lack of Internet access for some is real, but overblown — and solvable. The problem has been made worse by the perpetual pandemic government lockdown of kids — unable to attend school, visit libraries, or and otherwise access Internet hot spots that are available everywhere.
That being said, Internet access can be something that three-four families can pay for together, bringing the cost down to $10 or less for each family monthly — especially in an apartment complex. Will that Internet speed be fast enough for school work? Yes!
Will it be fast enough to play Fortnite online? Maybe — maybe not.
In addition, there’s federal programs where most cable companies offer low income households very high speed Internet for a paltry $10 a month. This fact is seldom mentioned when the MSM distributes their bleating stories, decrying the “digital divide.”
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