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Digital Inclusion

Closing the Digital Divide

Our mission is to support digital equity and technology leaders as they work to connect the nearly 25 percent of Americans without reliable Internet access at home.

The State of the Digital Divide in 2023

In Kajeet’s 2022 consumer survey, results revealed Americans' strong feelings that high-speed internet is a basic necessity, and concerningly, 64% of U.S. adults are worried about their ability to pay for this necessity.

Diving deeper into how this affects the everyday lives of Americans even as we return to a pre-pandemic “normalcy,” we have found that the need for connectivity may be even greater than before and is here to stay.  Download Full Report »

Don't have time to read the full report? Take a look at a quick snapshot of some of the key stats here.


What is the Homework Gap?

The 'Homework Gap', a term coined by FCC Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, refers to the lack of reliable Internet access for school-aged children and teens outside the classroom. When the pandemic began, 15-16 million K-12 students did not have adequate access to the internet at home, and up to 12 million students are still under-connected today

Read more about Kajeet's solutions for student access to the internet

Students of Color 56 % of disconnected students are members of Black, Latinx, and Native American communities.
Rural Areas 26 % of all households in rural America are caught in the digital divide.
Low-Income Households 44 % of families with annual household incomes of less than $30,000 are disconnected.

Making a Difference in Your Community

Developing a Funding Plan

Finding funding to launch your initiative, as well as sustain it, is one of the most important steps to connecting your community. 

Connecting with Changemakers

Lean on others in the digital equity space as you develop and grow your initiative. Follow organizations on social media and sign up to receive updates and newsletters. 

Understanding the Need

Understanding the scope of access gaps is key - devices, home broadband, mobile access, or a combination. Start with the FCC coverage map  and a survey.

Kajeet Homework Gap Grant

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Homework Gap Grant. These entities were awarded their choice of mobile broadband solutions (WiFi hotspots, LTE-embedded devices, routers, or bus WiFi) along with data plans and a management tool. Read the press release here.


About Kajeet

At Kajeet, we believe that Internet access is a basic human right. But, for the 19 million people in the U.S. who still lack home broadband access, the world of online opportunities remains out of reach. Let’s work together to create a more digitally inclusive communities – especially for those who are disproportionately affected by the digital divide.