FCC's Broadband Progress Report Not Good for Rural Americans

By Admin | February 9, 2015

| Rural Broadband |

Screen_Shot_2015-02-05_at_10.29.11_PMThe FCC recently published a "2015 Broadband Progress Report" with some pretty astonishing statistics. Based on this report, the United States is going to need some serious upgrades in the near future to meet the demands of the FCC.

According to the agency, 17% of Americans (55 million) significantly lack broadband speeds - 25 Mbps/3 Mbps service. Even more interesting, when it comes to rural Americans, over half (22 million) lack access to that same broadband speeds. An even greater number exists for Tribal lands and in U.S. territories with nearly 2/3 lacking in today's speeds.

Getting these kinds of speeds to Americans isn't going to be easy, especially rural Americans. Municipals and telecommunication companies will need reliable partners with advanced knowledge and experience. Here at Resolute, we've seen tremendous success in engineering, installing, operating and maintaining a complete range of Internet access and fixed wireless communications solutions for these rural areas, such as the Seneca Nation of Indians, which includes more than 20 square miles of difficult terrain. You can read about the project here.

If you have an questions or concerns about providing broadband to rural areas, please feel free to reach out to us.

You can read the full FCC progress report here.