Digital Prosperity: How Broadband Can Deliver Health and Equity to All Communities

Brookings: Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative | Adie Tomer, Lara Fishbane, Angela Siefer, & Bill Callahan

“Because broadband’s applications are so wide ranging, it can deliver services that touch every social determinant of health. From economic stability, to education, to social supports, to civic agency, broadband and the digital services it enables are today intrinsically tied to collective health and equity outcomes.”

The shift from in-person to remote work, school, and essential services has drawn attention to one of the most serious equity concerns in the country: access to reliable broadband internet.

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