If the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of anything, the digital divide in the United States is alive and well…and very unfortunate.
Want to see that divide between the haves and have nots in society in real-time? Venture over to a McDonald’s parking lot right now, where you may see people camped out trying to access the fast-food chain’s free high-speed WiFi to get work or schoolwork done. That’s a very different experience than someone still with a well-paying job waking up in the morning, having a Starbucks latte delivered to them while they pound out work at home on the high-speed broadband that costs them $150 a month.
Talk to tech heavyweights and long-time friends John Chambers (former Cisco CEO and JC2 Ventures founder) and Antonio Neri (current Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO), and they both agree there is opportunity at hand — born from the pandemic — to close … Read More . . .