Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 22, 2015

White House: Broadband Is A Core Utility

This White House blog post lays out the current state of broadband in the U.S. and also links a recent report that says broadband is a "core utility," the same as electricity.

While our wireless coverage for handheld devices is among the best in the world, a recent analysis from the Council of Economic Advisers highlighted that nearly 75 million Americans don’t have a high-speed Internet connection at home, a critical measure of high-speed Internet access and use. As the map at right suggests, rural parts of the country lag behind cities and more densely populated suburbs.