Andrew K Kirk replied to the topic Should Local Government Provide Free Smart Phones? in the forum Innovative Local Gov Leaders 8 years, 4 months ago
I think (and hope) there will be a bigger push on increasing the technology infrastructure in the US, such that high speed data connection is available to all at a reasonable price. However, that dream is still far away.
Until that time, businesses and governments that increasingly expanding offerings online, need to remember that a significant population still does not have online access. In addition, different socioeconomic and racial groups are disproportionately affected. Therefore, providing mobile devices can be a low cost alternative to ensure you uniformly provide access to your services.
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