Today, 34 million Americans lack an affordable and reliable broadband connection. Of these, 19.4 million live in rural areas. This digital divide means 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 model that includes fiber-based, satellite and wireless technologies, leveraging a range of frequencies including TV white spaces. By adopting a solution that brings a wide array of stakeholders to the table, we can connect millions of Americans in a cost-effective manner.
Our goal is a simple one: to bring affordable and reliable broadband to the 19.4 million rural Americans who lack connectivity by 2022, allowing them to take advantage of the same economic and educational opportunities that exist in other communities.