The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is tracking the broad impacts of inadequate connectivity on America’s economic and social structure, aka the digital divide.

Our work to bridge the digital divide focuses on promoting access to affordable home broadband, and the skills and devices needed to participate in today’s digital economy.

  • Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide, a Juluy 2019 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, focuses on broadband access, economic impact and solutions for communities to narrow the digital divide. This report, and its recommended reading section, is an excellent starting point.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas also provides a wealth of resources. Start with their Digital Inclusion page. Recent publications include: