An estimated 18% of US students do not have broadband access and one in four teenagers living in households with incomes below $30,000 do not have a computer at home. In this session, the presenters will examine how the COVID pandemic has exposed substantial disparities in the abilities of many of this nation’s school age children to receiving the education they need to compete and thrive in our knowledge-based economy. The piece will explore how the continued expansion of the “digital divide” has long-term implications for these students and our nation as a whole.

Chris Crosby (bio)
Compass Datacenters

Nancy Novak (bio)
Chief Innovation Officer
Compass Datacenters