Nick Gonzalez, center, and Iris Hernandez, far left, use the Wi-Fi at Express Library Fayetteville Street in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2016. Gonzalez says he comes to the library daily to use the internet because his only access is his smartphone. More than one in five households in North Carolina lack internet service.
Nick Gonzalez, center, and Iris Hernandez, far left, use the Wi-Fi at Express Library Fayetteville Street in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2016. Gonzalez says he comes to the library daily to use the internet because his only access is his smartphone. More than one in five households in North Carolina lack internet service. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Nick Gonzalez, center, and Iris Hernandez, far left, use the Wi-Fi at Express Library Fayetteville Street in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2016. Gonzalez says he comes to the library daily to use the internet because his only access is his smartphone. More than one in five households in North Carolina lack internet service. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

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