10% of Americans Still Don’t Have Access to Proper Broadband Connection


Last week, we reported on the strides Internet services providers in the United States have made to improve broadband connection speeds, but noted how ISPs still have a lot of catching up to do.

Case in point: As Endgadget reported Friday, a new Federal Communications Comission report shows that as of 2014, roughly 10 percent of Americans still didn’t have access to a broadband Internet connection that meets the FCC’s minimum definition of broadband (25 megabits per second download; 3Mbps upload—a standard that the agency set in early 2015).

But really, it’s a tale of two countries as far as broadband access goes. While only 4 percent of urban residents can’t get a proper broadband connection according to the FCC, a whopping 39 percent of Americans in rural areas lack such access. On tribal lands, the figure jumps to 41 percent.

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SOURCE: PC World, Nick Mediati