Groups poised to start R.I.’s Digital Equity Plan

TECH TALK: Lina Bravo, right, digital equity and learning coordinator at the Providence Public Library, assists Wathira Nganga, who is visiting Providence from New Jersey, at one of the library’s computer stations.
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
TECH TALK: Lina Bravo, right, digital equity and learning coordinator at the Providence Public Library, assists Wathira Nganga, who is visiting Providence from New Jersey, at one of the library’s computer stations.
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

While the internet may seem unavoidable – even crucial – in day-to-day life, just 80% of Rhode Island residents have a laptop or desktop computer at home, according to the state’s recently published Digital Equity Plan. That’s a figure that lags 14 percentage points behind the countrywide average of 94%, under the most recent U.S.

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