The Digital Divide 

The President’s Office is leading an initiative to tackle the “digital divide gap” between those with and those without home access to the internet. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) data from December 2018 indicates that up to 25% of Cook County residents lack high-speed internet, and more than 17% of African American and Latinx households lack a computer. Cook County government will leverage capital dollars and augment current public infrastructure to tackle this problem and provide equitable access to technology to all County residents.