BALTIMORE'S DIGITAL DIVIDE
Baltimore City residents face one of the highest rates of Digital Disconnectivity in the United States. This Digital Divide exacerbates gaps in education, healthcare, employment, and much more. Learn how the Digital Divide impacts Baltimore City and how we can help.
WHAT IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE?
Gaps which impact individuals and communities caused by a lack of access to technology, the internet, and the skills required to use them is known as the Digital Divide.
Access to high-speed home Internet service is critical to the stability and well-being of society. A lack of access, affordability, and digital literacy exacerbate disparities in education, healthcare access, stable housing, and more.
UNDERSTANDING DISCONNECTIVITY IN BALTIMORE
More than 96,000 households in Baltimore City lack a home Internet connection. As the conduit through which information, resources, and opportunities flow, Internet access is a critical component of full participation in society.
Today, the urgent need to close access and affordability gaps in Baltimore City are more pressing than ever.
The Non-Profit Internet Service Model
As a fiscally-sponsored program of the Digital Harbor Foundation, Project Waves is one of the only non-profit Internet service providers in the country. This allows us to work directly with philanthropic partners, grassroots community organizations and public partners whose goals include bringing free Internet service to their constituents.
Unlike traditional Internet Service Providers whose priority is profit, Project Waves is dedicated to ensuring members of our network have continuous access to quality service, regardless of socioeconomic status