Wireless Industry News » Experts say broadband is today’s most important utility
Broadband deployments serve to open up opportunities to largely underserved groups while stimulating larger economic growth, municipal and policy experts agreed during a South by Southwest panel session.
22% of households in New York City don’t have Internet access, which creates “digital deserts … that has a huge chilling effect on the economic development in those neighborhoods.”
“One of the big challenges we face is infrastructure,” Daly continued. “Because the regulations and infrastructure can carry such a high bar, it means with that cost it reduces competition. With the reduced competition, of course, the prices stay high and that’s led to a real lack of diversity in the offerings.” Read More