Tag: broadband access

Broadband Carriers to Promote 5G Services to Rural Residents

"Despite the growing popularity of connected devices in the home, including smart devices, streaming media players, and smart TVs, a new report from The NPD Group reveals that 31% of U.S. households do not currently have a broadband connection (25Mbps per second download speed or greater). This equates to roughly 100 million consumers, totaling nearly one-third of the U.S. population, and the vast majority of these consumers are in rural markets."

Rural Broadband Investment to Grow with Stimulus Funds

State and local governments are busy spending stimulus funds on shovel-ready highway and bridge repair projects but did you know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also provides forget_connected broadband investment? The feds are ready to spend $7.2 billion to boost broadband access to residential markets. A study recently released by PivotMedia indicates that the rural market for residential broadband access is particularly attractive.