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