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FCC says digital divide narrowing, approves new rules to collect coverage data

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | 10:16 CET | News
The FCC said the number of Americans without access to at least 25 Mbps broadband fell to 14.5 million at the end of 2019, down from 18.1 million a year earlier. The regulator said its latest annual broadband report shows its efforts to reduce the digital divide are paying off. Separately, the FCC announced plans to reform the way it collects broadband data for allocating subsidies.

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