BSA - Business Software Alliance

07/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2021 07:51

What Data Point Will Tell Us Most About the Closing of the Digital Divide?

Protocol, July 22, 2021

By Kevin McAllister

From Victoria Espinel, President and CEO at BSA | The Software Alliance: 'One of the key lessons of the past year is this: Software is growing jobs all across the country - and we have research showing big jumps in software jobs even during the pandemic. Growing those tech jobs, including beyond the traditional tech hubs, requires the right kind of connectivity.

As officials work to close the digital divide, we'll be watching to see how software jobs continue to grow outside traditional tech hubs - in places like New Mexico, Idaho and Tennessee. That's how we'll ensure that every part of America has the ability to take advantage of the tremendous growth in computing jobs and the use of software tools to address local challenges and improve local economies.'


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