CTDS Director Featured in Arizona Republic Article on Digital Divide in Phoenix

In an article for the Arizona Republic, Megan Taros describes ongoing distance learning challenges experienced by families with inadequate internet connections.

In the article, ASU CTDS Director, Professor Karen Mossberger, identifies affordability as a major barrier to high speed internet access in Phoenix: “a lot of the conversation in cities has been about innovative broadband and what gets obscured in this debate is that cities may have broadband, but the people can’t afford it or have inadequate connections.”

Taros discusses current efforts by the city to expand internet access and their plans to permanently close the digital divide in Phoenix beyond the COVID-19 crisis. 

To read the full article, visit:  https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/11/20/phoenix-city-seeks-long-term-fix-provide-internet-access-for-low-income-residents/3718976001