More Californians are gaining access to broadband internet, but Black and Latino households still lag behind their white counterparts, according to an analysis of the latest available American Community Survey data.
The Public Policy Institute of California, which recently presented the findings, noted that the U.S. Census Bureau survey paints a picture of expanding but unequal access to high-speed internet service in the state at a time when reliable internet service became a necessity for remote work and school.
The data come from the 2020 American Community Survey, which the institute said was limited by "substantial nonresponse bias" because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We present these ACS findings cautiously, and we do not make direct comparisons with prior years," the institute wrote.
According to those "experimental data," 85% of California households had high-speed internet in 2020 while 94% had internet access of any kind, including ...
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