Taking Stock of Digital Inclusion in Maryland
BNIA's new map sheds light on the geography of disconnection in Maryland. A two-thirds majority of disconnected Marylanders live in metro counties or Baltimore City. 40% of all Marylanders without wireline broadband are African American and the figures are similar for computer ownership of any kind (i.e., desktop, laptop, or tablet). Overall, nearly three-quarters of all disconnected Maryland households have incomes below the state’s median income. The map shows where high-speed internet subscription gaps are greatest - and by how much.