But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Efforts to expand broadband service in rural areas got a boost from the budget bill approved this week on Capitol Hill. Under the deal, the Department of Agriculture will receive $550 million to support broadband infrastructure in rural, underserved areas. It’s estimated that almost 30 percent of rural residents are without broadband compared to less […]
Washington regulators are debating a ban on Chinese telecom hardwire, but rural America may pay the price.
Fifth-generation technology is designed to be faster and to connect more devices at once. The hope is that it may spur new ways of communicating person to person, but also between devices, enabling things like autonomous vehicles. AT&T says it is starting its 5G rollout with a dozen cities where it has a strong client […]
The geographic digital divide is wider than ever.
Turns out, building a new wireless network doesn't happen without a tussle.
Almost 40 percent of rural America doesn't have access to broadband internet or reliable mobile service.
Four years ago, less than 10 percent of U.S. students had adequate internet bandwidth in their classrooms, based on Federal Communications Commission standards. Today, 88 percent do, according to a report out this week from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway. How did the digital divide get narrowed so quickly? Click the audio player above to hear the full […]
The FCC's $9.25 subsidy will open up broadband access to more low-income households.