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The Hispanic Institute has collaborated with black, Native
American and Asian-American elected officials on a report explaining broadband's
key role in fomenting opportunity for the nation's communities of color.


The Washington, D.C.-based group and its partners are also
urging lawmakers at all levels of government to expand high-speed Internet
access for all Americans.


The report, Towards
Access, Adoption & Inclusion: A Call for Digital Equality and Broadband
Opportunity
,
includes data from institutions such as the Pew
Hispanic Center
and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute that suggests a digital divide within the
Latino community that falls along linguistic lines.


For example: while English-dominant Latinos subscribe to
broadband services at a higher rate than non-Hispanic whites (68% of those
surveyed having broadband services at home), Spanish-dominant Latinos lag well
behind, with only 32% using the Internet in any form in 2006, compared to 78% of
English-dominant Latinos and 76% of bilingual speakers.


Also in 2006, data from Pew showed that just 41% of all
Hispanics had broadband access at home.

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Years ago the government tried to mandate that everyone have a computer because they were too expensive. Without government intervention computers have dropped to cost less than a pair of Michael Jordan Sneakers.

Now, they want government to mandate free Internet access. You don't need gov't. In a short while wireless access will be free (see already wireless hotspots that are free).

Government is not the answer to progress!

p.s., No where in the constitution do you read "Life, liberty and the pursuit of free access to the internet..." Hell, why not free cable TV? why not free newspapers? Stop this "government nanny-state" insanity already!

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