Without action, digital disparities will continue to widen
It’s widely recognised that access to technology is a super-determinant to wellness and success. Accordingly, connectivity is now a basic human right, alongside the utilities that we have long regarded as essential. And yet, as we watch society move online, we are leaving behind a quarter of a million First Nation people. In British Colombia, only 10 per cent of the homes in indigenous communities have access to the internet at home, and only 23 per cent overall. This compares with 37 per cent of rural communities, and 97 per cent in urban areas.
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