Broadband In The Mississippi Delta: A 21st Century Racial Justice Issue

On June 28, 2017 The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) merged with Race Forward. The content on this page was published on the CSI website prior to the merger.
February 11, 2010


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The Broadband in the Mississippi Delta report analyzes broadband availability and economic opportunity in Mississippi and the impact it has on communities of color. With far too little internet access in communities of color, hundreds of thousands are effectively prevented from contributing to the economy.

“Closing the Internet divide will create more jobs. By simply committing to bring greater broadband service to where it’s needed most, we can open up communities across Mississippi to a more promising economic future,” said Brittny Saunders, Senior Advocate of the Center for Social Inclusion. CSI issued the report with MS. NAACP as part of CSI’s larger initiative to monitor how federal dollars for broadband investment are allocated and implemented.