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Americans lacking broadband drop to less than 20 mln in 2017

Wednesday 20 February 2019 | 10:40 CET | News
The FCC has released its latest data on broadband access in the US and said it shows the digital divide is narrowing. The draft report shows the number of Americans lacking access to a fixed broadband connection meeting the FCC's benchmark speed of 25 Mbps/3 Mbps dropped in 2017 by over 25 percent, from 26.1 million at the end of 2016 to 19.4 million at the end of 2017. Moreover, the majority of those gaining access to such high-speed connections, approximately 5.6 million, live in rural America, where broadband deployment has traditionally lagged, the FCC said.

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