May 29, 2017

Close the Digital Divide and Preserve an Open Internet

Published Feb 12, 2009, 4:30pm
Close the Digital Divide and Preserve an Open Internet - SpeedMatters.org

News brought to you by:
InfoKwik Web Design, Marketing & Hosting Kansas City

Close the Digital Divide and Preserve an Open Internet



Our Goal: Close the Digital Divide and Preserve an Open Internet

The United States has been unsuccessful in creating an open internet, without which people can’t access the sites they want, when they want. Because of inadequate government regulation, much of our country’s population has yet to benefit from the telecommunications revolution currently underway. The result is a widening digital divide. An affordable and open internet – where anyone has high speed internet access and can view the websites of their choice – has yet to come true.

In spite of rapid technology growth, high speed internet access is not expanding at the rate it should. The US has fallen to 16th place internationally in the number of subscribers to high speed internet – far behind our global competitors.



This statistic may come as a surprise. Given our country’s technological and economic abilities, high speed internet access shouldn’t just be wishful thinking. Yet, in spite of advancements in technology, the digital divide has only gotten bigger. As a country, we spend relatively less as a nation on telecommunications investment while spending relatively more as consumers for slower speeds. To make matters even worse, there is a substantial digital divide that separates access to high speed internet based on income and geography. An accessible, open internet should be available to everyone – including businesses and families in rural areas.
SpeedMatters.org

Custom KC News Search




Advertise on this site



AddThis Feed Button

Email:

To instant news updates in your email.

Never miss a story!

Tags: broad band United States

Add a Comment

Please be civil.

(Use Markdown for formatting.)

This question helps prevent spam:

Browse more...

Business

Announcement

Find a Job
Keywords:
Location:
Job category:

Search This Site
Search this site or any KC Web Guide

Got Feedback?
Send a letter to the editor.

Subscribe
Sign up for the Free E-Newsletter.
Also receive updates automatically in your email.

Advertise
Promote your brand at KCWebGuides.com.

Trials, temptations, disappointments...

"Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before."

*James Buckham

More Quotes

Subscribe