© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

How Deep Is San Antonio's Digital Divide? City, County Officials Aim To Find Out

photo-of-person-typing-on-computer-keyboard-735911.jpg
Pexels CC0 http://bit.ly/2PMUSz7

Data from 2013-2017 shows a quarter of San Antonio homes had no Internet access. Has the problem gotten better or worse since then? What is the overall impact of this digital divide?

The City of San Antonio's Office of Innovation will take lead on administering a survey on household connectivity. Along with determining who has access to the Internet, the joint assessment also seeks to better understand disparities in digital literacy and access to computerized devices. 

What are the negative effects of Internet inequity? What evidence-based strategies can be implented to promote digital inclusion? 

How does San Antonio's digital divide relate to the city's economic inequality? How can Internet access and improved digital literacy change things for an individual or family?

Click here to take the Digital Divide and Assessment Survey. Paper copies will be available at community centers, public libraries and various community events. The survey is open through Feb. 2, 2020.

Guests:

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org  or tweet @TPRSource.

*This interview was recorded on Monday, December 16.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.