Today, more than 18.3 million Americans lack an affordable and reliable broadband connection. This digital divide can mean they are unable to take advantage of economic, health and educational opportunities that exist in other connected communities.
It’s time to eliminate the rural digital divide – and we can do it by utilizing a mixed-technology approach that includes fiber-based, satellite and wireless technologies, leveraging a range of frequencies including TV white spaces. By adopting the right solutions and an all-of-the-above approach, we can connect millions of Americans in a cost-effective manner.
Our goal is a simple one: to bring affordable and reliable broadband to every American, allowing them to take advantage of the same economic and educational opportunities that exist in other communities.