Thursday, July 19, 2018
Why 23 Million Americans Don't Have Fast Internet (Vox video short)
Mac Schneider explains for Vox, “Why 23 Million Americans Don’t Have Fast Internet”.
The definition of broadband is tricky and changes, but has generally been based on wirelines models, which is very expensive in rural areas.
The 4G wireless model works for most personal use, but is not sufficient for schools and hospitals.What about 5G? Google wants to use balloons to deliver wireless broadband.
In some rural areas, schools have set up trailers with broadband for kids to do homework.
Vox likes the FDR rural electrification model.