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Claude Almansi

New Report: More Than 20 Million Americans Denied Access to Jobs & Economic Opportunity... - 1 views

    May 20, 2010
    Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253
    Progress made, but rural communities across the nation continue to lack access to broadband

    More than 100 million Americans do not subscribe to broadband

    (...) approximately 26 million Americans, mostly in rural communities located in every region of the country, are denied access to the jobs and economic opportunity made possible by broadband.
    While the infrastructure of high-speed Internet is unavailable to those Americans, the FCC report also finds that approximately one-third of Americans do not subscribe to broadband, even when it's available. This suggests that barriers to adoption such as cost, low digital literacy, and concerns about privacy remain too high. The Report also notes limited broadband capacity for schools and libraries as a further indicator that broadband is not being reasonably and timely deployed and is not available to all Americans.(...) "
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