Understanding The Rural Broadband Problem

While broadband availability in the United States continues to expand, people living in rural areas remain among the least likely to have broadband access. Mississippi, for example, is ranked 46 in broadband access and 47 in terms of urban population.

The lack of broadband access and usage places rural areas across the nation at a disadvantage for a variety of reasons including economic growth, healthcare, and education. However,

Cost-to-serve is the primary challenge associated with bringing broadband
to rural areas. As a result, the C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium is actively tackling this problem and finding new solutions.

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