(Neo Web Desk) Can you imagine a life without electricity? For most people, the answer is probably no.
What about a life without broadband Internet?
It would mean: no emails; no ability to quickly look up health information for managing your diabetes or helping your sick child; no way to pay bills, search for jobs, or take classes online.
When you stop to think about it, one thing becomes clear: access to fast and reliable broadband is just as essential now as electricity was during the last century.
But millions of Americans still don’t have access to affordable broadband services. Specifically, rural, low-income and people of color are getting left behind.
A mere 47% of households with annual income below $25,000 have been able to access broadband services. And only 64% of African Americans and 53% of Hispanics have access to broadband.