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Does Broadband Deficiency Affect Population Growth, Economy?

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We’ve long suspected that a lack of good broadband connections in a community goes hand-in-hand with low economic performance. According to research from Broadband Communities magazine, between 2010 and 2013, areas with poor access to broadband grew their populations at one-tenth the rate of areas with robust broadband service.The magazine reported that the population rose 0.27% in counties ranking in the bottom half of their states for access to 25 Mbps download speeds. By contrast, counties in the top half saw an increase of 2.79% – or more than 10 times as much as the lower-ranked ones. Read More