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Reports/Rapports : Broadband for Rural America

Source: Hudson Institute.
"Geography, especially the divide between rural and urban America, determines how much some Americans can benefit from the Internet.(...) This report identifies opportunity costs that arise from this gap."

"These costs exist today, but the pace at which data transmission capability is growing means that the inequality between the technology being newly deployed and the technology that was deployed a decade or more ago is increasing. Networks that connect research institutions in the United States can move 100,000 times more data per unit of time than the dial-up connections that some Americans still must use. The technology gap is not a fixed deficit that once filled, stays filled. The technology gap will be larger—much larger—in the future, along with the information and technology gap, unless significant action is taken to overcome it."

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