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digital divide
The difference in opportunities available to people who have access to modern information technology and those who do not.

A term coined by former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Telecommunication and Communication, Larry Irving, Jr., to focus public awareness on the gap in access to information resources and services between those with the means to purchase the computer hardware and software necessary to connect to the internet and low-income families and communities who cannot afford network access.

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