Nearly 1 out of 2 Americans is experiencing UNEQUAL ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. The overwhelming majority of that problem is not in the sparsely populated rural areas or urban core of major cities; it’s 36,000 small town communities about an hour’s drive outside of big cities.
In March 2020, Microsoft showed 157.3 million Americans have crappy internet, less than 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload; the current federal standard for “broadband.” Comparing that to the total population of the US, we learn that 46.6% of America cannot work from home at the same time as their student doing remote learning.
Everyone is trying to offer some second-rate, unreliable, short-lived, shared capacity wireless solution attached to drones, balloons, satellites, etc. We will not accept any of those second-rate solutions until the tech companies offering them start using those second-rate solutions as the primary connection for their precious data centers.
Instead, we demand EQUAL INTERNET FOR SMALL TOWNS.