With the Covid-19 pandemic, the internet has proved a crucial part of everyday life. Life was suddenly turned upside down and many people turned online for comfort and as their only means of expression and escape from reality. Work from home became a modern place, ordering groceries online made life a lot easier, door dash gave you delivery at the tip of your fingers and from the comfort of your own couch. Virtual doctor's visits became a thing and schools across the globe closed their doors and initiated online distance learning.
Do you ever think about how hard it would be (especially in this post-pandemic life) to live without the internet?
According to a study by the Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, 18 million of 129 million U.S. households do not have access to the internet. This disproportionally affects many immigrant households. Looking at this map from Theater Seat Store you can see the city with the highest percentage of households without internet is Harlingen, Texas at (30.20%). When looking at the state's most populated cities Dallas, Texas has the highest percentage of households (14.10%) without internet in the US.