Op-Ed: We Can Keep Up the Momentum to Close Camden’s Digital Divide. This is How

By Cherry Hill Courier Post, Katrina T. McCombs - Op-Ed (Special to the USA TODAY Network), February 7, 2023

When our schools re-opened this academic year, parents, teachers, administrators and students alike breathed a huge sigh of relief for the return to normalcy. It has never been more gratifying to see our community smile, learn and play — together.

However, there is one thing I do not want to see return to the pre-pandemic norm: the concept that high-speed home broadband connectivity is not critical.

When the pandemic struck, it quickly became clear that connectivity at home was more than just a “nice to have” — it is essential to empower future generations with the tools they need to thrive and participate in the global digital economy. Only with reliable, high-speed home broadband can our students and their families learn, work and access important services like health care, financial aid, career training, job applications and more.

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