Access to broadband provides a massive opportunity to change lives for the better. Unfortunately, this opportunity is not available to all Americans on an equal basis, if at all. Across the country, approximately 24 million Americans lack access to to broadband and individuals in rural counties and communities of color are disproportionately impacted.
Broadband is critical to addressing the many social determinants of human health and community well-being which contributes to the health disparities impacting low-income and minority Americans. Watch this discussion on the state of broadband in rural and under-served communities across the country and how broadband expansion across all divides can be a basic part of the solution to address access to healthcare and environmental quality.