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gollum
 
Reply Sun 6 Jun, 2021 05:34 am
I have read that we have a crisis because broadband is not available to many people.

What services are which people being denied?
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2021 09:56 am
@gollum,
Increasingly services are moving online. Those without a reliable Internet connection will have trouble doing schoolwork (especially with the pandemic), doing banking, applying for jobs, getting and managing insurance, getting the best prices while shopping, etc. It's not so much that the services are being denied but that barriers are rising up as companies move more online to make access harder and harder.
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2021 11:13 am
@engineer,
engineer-

Thank you.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2021 02:29 pm
@engineer,
Not to mention, my phone directory is almost useless. Even to get a repair number for my phone company (CenturyLink) you need internet access. My computer was in for repair at Staples. They are not listed, either. Lack of internet almost means lack of phone.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2021 11:12 am
@roger,
Do you not have a cell phone, roger? It is tough without the internet. I've looked up and entered all the relevant contact numbers into a physical address book for just that reason.
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engineer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2021 09:22 am
Getting a good example of the future now. I rented a car for work a couple of weeks ago and the charge hasn't shown up on my corporate card so I can't get my expense report in. I've been on hold for fifteen minutes with reminders periodically that routine stuff can be handled online. Their customer service is terrible but since most people do stuff online it doesn't matter.
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