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Lack of Online Access Can Impact Your Future

According to the Internet Society, 83 percent of people believe Internet access is a basic human right. However, a fifth of American and Canadian families have no Internet access at home. For teens, this can limit their success in high school, college, and beyond. A new study shows that teens without home Internet access feel disadvantaged when it comes to education and being social. These students might find it hard to complete reports, do research, and prepare for class. For many, the small screen of a smartphone is their only way to access the Internet. According to Google, 18 percent of young Americans and 7 percent of young Canadians who use smartphones to access the Internet did not have Internet access at home.

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