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How Does Remote Learning Work if Students Can’t Even Get Online?

The 74 Million |

Cleveland now ranks as the worst connected big city in the nation, newly-released U.S. Census data show, even as the need for online learning has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost 31 percent of Cleveland households have no internet access at home at all, not even through cell phones, according to new 2019 American Community Survey data released late last week by the Census Bureau. That’s the greatest percentage of all cities with 100,000 or more households. Rankings from a year earlier placed Cleveland as fourth among the worst connected large cities.