To solve the rural broadband crisis, government subsidy is needed to offset the high capital cost of building a future-proof network that reaches 100% of rural households. Programs must prioritize technologies that can handle 30 years of growth with open designs that allow multiple providers to compete on an even footing.
The funding process must be transparent with detailed progress reports and lists of addresses served. Providers must be held accountable through independent, public verification of availability and performance BEFORE releasing payments.
RUN A SPEED TEST
Government agencies are using speed test data to verify broadband availability. The more tests people run, the more accurate the data.
Speed test results are important! It doesn’t matter if your internet is fast or slow. It just matters that you run the test.
Policy makers need to understand just how important broadband is to their constituents.
Contact your representative today. Describe the challenges you face in your own community. Demand common sense solutions.