Areas Without Broadband Predominately Rural and Poor

The FCC's recently released Sixth Broadband Deployment Report points out that between 14 and 24 million Americans are living without access to broadband Internet.

A closer look at the FCC's data reveals that the people without access to broadband are geographically clustered in largely rural and poor pockets across America.

Among states and territories, Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Texas have the largest unserved populations. Imperial County, California; Corson County, South Dakota; and Ector County, Texas are among the counties that have no access to broadband Internet.

The FCC considers a county "unserved" if less than one percent of households subscribed to service offering download speeds of at least 4 megabits-per-second and upload speeds of at least 1 megabit-per-second.

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