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Americans in the Digital Desert

VU International News and Reviews No. 106 February 12 2018

February 2018

According to the American non-profit Urban Institute, about three million Americans are disconnected from higher education because they live more than 25 miles from a HE Institution ánd do not have access to adequately high-speed internet. Interestingly enough, among Whites, the proportion of people living in either physical or online educational deserts is second highest (20%) with only Native Americans showing a (considerably) higher percentage (almost 40%).

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