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Daisy Lynum

Minority businesses miss out on Net: My Word

Minority businesses miss out on Net: My Word

The true promise of the Internet for minorities is seen most clearly in its ability to serve as an engine for economic opportunity. A spirit of entrepreneurship permeates many black and Hispanic communities in Florida and across the country. The Internet allows for unfettered exploration and experimentation, regardless of skin color or socioeconomic status. All you need to succeed is a connection, a core set of skills and the willingness to take a risk. However, even these basic ingredients remain lacking in many minority communities, and recent federal Internet regulations threaten to raise additional impediments. Despite the enormous promise of Internet connectivity, many minority...

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