By Adie Tomer – Digital connectivity is the glue of the modern American economy. From rural farmers to city business leaders, every industry relies on broadband to track markets, connect with customers, and sell their products. The American household is equally reliant on broadband, whether its kids bringing home their digital classrooms, adults telecommuting to their jobs, or whole families streaming video content to their televisions. And governments at all levels can use digital platforms to improve service delivery and reduce costs.
Yet for all of broadband’s economic benefits, the country continues to face a significant digital divide at the household level.
Without seamless digital connectivity, many households are at-risk of falling further behind in the country’s advanced economy.
While Congress considers policies related to expanding broadband availability, there is little to no legislative activity related to broadband adoption. more>