SPOTLIGHT: Mobile devices making impact on Digital Divide


Internet experts are saying that the falling prices of laptops, more computers in public areas and the latest generation of Internet-enabled mobile phones and handheld devices are helping to close the digital divide. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project national survey of people 18 and older completed in February, 74 percent of whites go online, 61 percent of African-Americans do and 80 percent of English-speaking Hispanic-Americans report using the Internet. The survey didn't address non-English-speaking Hispanics, who some experts believe are not gaining access to the Internet in large numbers. Article

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