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Internet Is the International Language

Internet Is the International Language

20 Percent of Americans Don’t Use the Internet

Experts. (Photo: Shermanave.com)

If you had to guess how many people were disconnected from the Internet, you would probably think it’s fewer than five percent. But according to the New York Timesthe figure is staggering: around 20 percent of Americans aren’t connected to the Internet and don’t access it at work, home, school or even on a mobile device.

Despite a $7 billion effort from the Obama administration to beef up Internet access in underdeveloped parts of the country, 60 million people are still disconnected, prompting fears that they will be isolated from accessing vital information (like online education) or not even be eligible for jobs. Read More