Digital divide widespread in some DC neighborhoods, says Urban Institute

America’s digital divide is widespread and neighborhoods in the nation’s capital are no exception. According to an analysis by the Urban Institute, 48 percent of households in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods have broadband subscriptions, while 84 percent of households in predominantly white neighborhoods have broadband subscriptions.

The Urban Institute points to the cost of an Internet subscription and a lack of digital literacy skills or equipment, as reasons for the digital divide in the DC neighborhoods. 


New Data Reveal Digital Divides across DC Neighborhoods (Urban Institute, July 25, 2019)

DC Health Matters 2019 Demographics (DC Health Matters, Jan 2019)