The defining question of the information age is no longer who’s online, but how they got there. In a Colorlines.com investigation, Jamilah King explains how big telecom created two Internets–one in which consumers and their content enjoys some, limited protection and another in which they are left prey to mobile wireless companies’ decisions. People of color, who have closed the traditional digital divide with their smartphones, are streaming into the latter space–and as a result, racial inequity is being wired into the 21st century economy. Read the full Colorlines.com investigation, "How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide."
Infographic: What the New Digital Divide Looks Like
The defining question of the information age is no longer whether you're online, it's how you got there. Here's why your connection matters.
By Hatty Lee Dec 06, 2011