Those who do not have access to high-speed internet tend to have less opportunities for higher education, lower income levels and will have trouble competing with those who do have access to high speed internet in today's global economy.
2012 Digital Divide Infographic Highlights:
The Internet is responsible for 21% of economic growth in developed nations.
Over 6,000,000 students in the US are taking online classes.
80% of teachers in the US feel that e-learning increases the quality of education.
100,000,000 houses in the US still lack high-speed internet access.
Almost half of the poorest households in the US do not own a computer.
Only 4% of the riches households in the US do not own a computer.
Minorities in the US have significantly lower rates of internet access than whites.
Rural households are 2 times more likely to have dial-up internet than urban households.
The United States is ranked 12th in terms of internet access penetration worldwide.
The United States is ranked 14th in terms of broadband internet penetration worldwide.
96% of Americans have 2 or fewer internet service provider (ISP) choices (lack of competition).
Emerging technologies are costing Americans a lot more money than citizens of other developed nations.
The FCC has launched a "National Broadband Plan" to help increase interent penetration in the United States.
Anson Alexander is a graduate from the University of Tampa with a degree in International Business and Information Systems.A previous IT Administrator for a medium size publication company, Anson has recently decided to work full time on his own business by publishing on AnsonAlex.com, publishing technology tutorials on YouTube and offering SEO, IT training and digital marketing services.His main interests include technology, social media, infographics, economics, marketing and web design.Connect with Anson on Google+.