Trump and Broadband in Rural America

The FCC recently released their almost-yearly state of broadband report. I find it really sad that about 20 years after the introduction of high speed internet access, there are large swaths of the US that don’t have access to much beyond 3Mbps speeds. 28% of US households do not have high speed internet. And for those that do, the performance of those connections don’t often live up to their advertised speeds.

It looks like incoming President Trump will not focus any of his announced infrastructure upgrade plan on broadband improvements. I find this highly ironic, since many Trump supporters are likely the exact people who live in rural areas and must suffer with some of the most miserable broadband access available.

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