Why is connecting you to great broadband so hard?
Home internet access is a critical resource for us all in almost every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately for most Americans, it can be painfully slow, expensive, or not available at all.
Delivering fiber to rural and residential homes can cost 10x more than other alternatives.
Cellular, or 4G/5G mobile, also balloon data prices by 20-100x the price of traditional broadband, and come with inconvenient data caps or speed throttling.
The Bottom Line
In order to help make affordable, superfast broadband a reality for ALL Americans
1. Unserved & underserved rural areas need connectivity now.
2. Affordable competition is needed in suburban markets.
Twenty-three million rural Americans remain unconnected or lack access to super-fast broadband. After $84 billion of government subsidies to date, 40% of rural areas are still under-connected. Wireless broadband can be deployed at long distances to homes, and provide the best possible coverage for super-fast broadband coverage.
Suburban and Urban
Even our cities need help. Over 74% of our population have only one option for super-fast broadband. This lack of competitive pressure allows providers to dictate prices, and avoid improving services in low-income and affluent areas alike. Wireless broadband can uniquely bypass legacy wireline connections, allowing new internet service providers (ISPs) to easily enter new markets.
Why Not Fiber?
Wireline Broadband is Struggling
Many legacy DSL ISPs cannot afford the investment to upgrade wiring to homes to provide fiber-like speeds. It can take 5-10 years to payoff consumer fiber investments. Wireless broadband can be deployed at up to 1/10th the cost of laying new fiber to homes, with far fewer disruptions and project delays.
Stimulating Local Economies
Areas with great internet access prosper, attracting business investment, job creation, and increasing consumer spending and property values. But areas without it risk falling behind.
Gigabit connectivity can increase property sales values by up to 7%.
Schools and Institutions
Our communities also suffer as schools, libraries, and medical institutions are severely disconnected from fiber-like speeds. Almost half our students still do not have adequate broadband access in schools.
We Need Your Support Now
For consumers, we need your voice to be heard by sharing your broadband story with the FCC and how this new broadband could help you. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes with our simple instructions.I Want Better Broadband