CABA Information Series

(IS-2011-120) FCC’s Seventh Broadband Progress Report and Order of Reconsideration

The report shows that too many Americans still are unable to fully participate in our economy and society because they lack basic broadband services. Some 26 million Americans live in areas that are un-served by broadband. A full one-third of U.S. households don’t subscribe due to other barriers such as cost and lack of literacy or perceived need. Adoption rates are lower among blacks, Hispanics, rural, low-income, less educated, disabled, seniors and the unemployed. The costs of digital exclusion are high and growing, limiting healthcare, educational, and employment opportunities that are essential for consumer welfare and America’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

























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