Our work utilized a multi-disciplinary approach to assess the digital divide among K-12 students through socio-technical and economic analysis. Results show that access to high-speed internet (broadband) and use continued to be a challenge for children and schools located in disadvantaged communities. Three visualizations were developed to display the digital disparity at the county level across our country and to support decision-making in resource allocation to improve broadband access and utilization.
Jim, Cary K.; Grant, Alison; and Ladd, Brent T., "Visualization of the Digital Divide Among K-12 Students: Open Data, Quantitative Measures, and Policy Implications" (2021). NERA Conference Proceedings 2021. 7.