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Libraries Working to Overcome Digital Divide

It’s difficult to read much about technology and not hear about the digital divide. The lack of access to technology is still a very real part of life for many people across the United States. To help combat this obstacle, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) provided funds to libraries across the United States through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.These funds were to assist patrons in having better access to technology. In May, a report was released by the ALA that discussed how libraries were affected by the program.