Will a Gulf in Energy Services Become the Next Digital Divide? 0

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electric retailers mapConcerns over the Digital Divide are widespread. As described by Internet World Stats:

“The Digital Divide, or the digital split, is a social issue referring to the differing amount of information between those who have access to the Internet (especially broadband access) and those who do not have access.”[1]

Similarly, significant attention has been paid to the lack of access to reliable grid power in certain regions of the world. [2] But here in the United States, another divide may be coming — the gulf between energy services available in competitive retail markets as compared to utility services available in markets where the utility company is the only retail provider.

 

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