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digital divide
Last modified: Friday, August 02, 2002 

A term used to describe the discrepancy between people who have access to and the resources to use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and people who do not have the resources and access to the technology. The term also describes the discrepancy between those who have the skills, knowledge and abilities to use the technologies and those who do not. The digital divide can exist between those living in rural areas and those living in urban areas, between the educated and uneducated, between economic classes, and on a global scale between more and less industrially developed nations.

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Articles and resources catalogued by the Benton Foundation and submissions by individuals and organizations actively involved in bridging the digital divide.

The Evolution of the Digital Divide
How gaps in Internet access may impact electronic commerce. (March 2000)

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