What's the Digital Divide?

The Digital Divide is an umbrella term for the economic and social inequality that results from a lack of internet access. It affects approximately 4 billion people (half the world’s population) across every continent.

Even in the US, where mobile connectivity is readily accessible, there are millions who cannot afford a reliable connection. Mobile internet is one of the most effective ways to give people around the world access to the internet, through which simple benefits such as reading about current affairs, communicating with friends and family, or discovering critical medical information, will make life-altering changes for the people we serve. For more reading about the Digital Divide, we encourage you to visit our Gigs that Give program.