The Future Of Internet Service Across The Nation

October 25th, 2013

A few years ago, $100 million was earmarked by the Federal Government for the purpose of expanding broadband internet to rural areas in 16 states. These areas were identified as not currently having any type of broadband access by wire, otherwise known as land line. Many of the large ISPs were called upon to widen the technological gap between urban and rural communities. Why did the government budget for this? Because they have learned that broadband internet service improves people’s lives. The internet is not only crucial for attracting business to an area, but is also a vital part of education in the 21st century. It has been estimated today that 10% of all Americans do not have access to a high-speed broadband Internet connection, with many of those affected living in outlying rural communities.