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The Digital Divide and the Lack of Broadband Access During COVID-19

Katharina Koch

The School of Public Policy Publications
Infrastructure Policy Trends • July 2020

Across Canada, the large number of people working and studying from home require reliable and fast internet access. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the urgency of diminishing the ‘digital divide’ in Canada.