How Net Neutrality Can Narrow Digital Divide

SETTING THE STAGE: Vikki Katz (professor at Rutgers University) and Michael Levine (executive director at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center) explore in Slate how net neutrality "lay[s] the groundwork for the success of efforts aimed at resolving inequalities that low-income U.S. families face when it comes to access to, and meaningful engagement with, broadband and digital technologies." Levine, who oversaw a study on Hispanic families' digital habits, argues that "safeguarding families’ access to the kinds of niche Web content that throttling would have likely slowed."

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