Broadband in Maine – Most Rural State in the US

Maine is the most rural state in the US where almost 60% of the population live in rural areas. Most Internet service providers are hesitant to serve the populations in rural areas because the per-household costs of providing such connections are much greater in rural areas than in urban or suburban areas, not to mention the costs of getting maintenance … Read More

Broadband in Rural Alaska is Behind the Times

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in the US, Districts of Columbia, and other US territories. Every year they set new benchmarks for how fast Internet speeds should be, usually increasing by 25 Mbps per year. But there are many rural areas in Alaska, where the Internet speeds lag behind … Read More

Slow Broadband in Rural Indiana

Most Indiana residents (also known as Hoosiers) have access to some kind of Internet, but the question is how fast are the Internet speeds? In 2015, the FCC said that the benchmark for high speed Internet was 25 Mbps  (it used to be 4 Mbps). Based on this new definition, that means 44% of rural Hoosiers don’t actually have access … Read More

Rural Broadband in New Mexico

At a time when high speed internet has become essential in keeping up with the rest of the world, it’s hard to believe that there are areas around the US where it’s typical to have average speeds of 3 Mbps. In rural New Mexico, residents can pay up to $96 per month for just 6 Mbps, a lot of times … Read More