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Digital Divide Data: New Maps & Charts on the Get Healthy SMC Portal!

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Fast and reliable internet is critical to accessing information and staying connected to people. Broadband internet is a type of fast internet that runs through cables versus dial-up internet that typically uses phone lines. Households with access to broadband internet can quickly utilize online services such as telehealth, teleworking, and education – which are critical to most people’s daily lives these days. You can now see the latest local indicator for broadband internet access in the Health Neighborhoods Data Portal. This indicator shows the percentage of households in San Mateo County with access to both a computer and broadband internet access at the city or place level and by Census Tract. See the Health by the Numbers section below for a taste of the disparities by race and place. Have questions? Contact Community Health Planner Heather Eastwood at harata@smcgov.org.

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