Why Some Americans Don’t Have Internet Access | AJ+


Ten percent of people in the U.S. don’t have broadband internet, and the number is much higher among rural communities and the urban poor.

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High-speed internet is quickly becoming an essential part of modern-day society. But getting online is still a struggle for millions in the U.S. Should broadband internet be considered a utility, like electricity or water?

Learn more here:

Jacobin. “Net Neutrality Is Just the Beginning.” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/net-neutrality-fcc-ajit-pai-monopoly

Pew Research Center. “U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015.” http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2015/03/PI_Smartphones_0401151.pdf

Vice. “The City That Was Saved by the Internet.” https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ezpk77/chattanooga-gigabit-fiber-network

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