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Even more prevalent today than when published in 2013

More schools assume home broadband in types of assignments

Snow-day e-school becoming common

Huge handicap for job seekers as well

Precludes remote work opportunities

In the digital desert...

McDonalds as Study Hall

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* Rural expanse defined as area with 20 or fewer households per square mile

Reality Even Worse

Combination of FCC Form 477 Data and USAC HUBB Data reveals a stark image of the digital desert

75% of the 8-county study area lacking broadband according to current FCC definition of 25/3

Further, in many areas availability severely limited due to deteriorating copper cables

Digital Desert Persists

8 County ARC-Funded Study Area

Mobile services also dramatically overstated in our region

Further diminishes opportunity for broadband services

Exacerbates the life/safety issues from de factor copper abandonment

Red lines shows lack of coverage on roads from:

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint

Mobile Services Overstated as Well

Source:  Ohio Department of Transportation, 2017 drive study conducted by ConnectedNation

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Connecting Appalachia

Combination of FCC Form 477 Data and USAC HUBB Data reveals a stark image of the digital desert

75% of the 8-county study area lacking broadband according to current FCC definition of 25/3

Further, in many areas availability severely limited due to deteriorating copper cables

Digital Desert Persists

8 County ARC-Funded Study Area

* Rural expanse defined as area with 20 or fewer households per square mile

Reality Even Worse

Even more prevalent today than when published in 2013

More schools assume home broadband in types of assignments

Snow-day e-school becoming common

Huge handicap for job seekers as well

Precludes remote work opportunities

In the digital desert...

McDonalds as Study Hall

Mobile services also dramatically overstated in our region

Further diminishes opportunity for broadband services

Exacerbates the life/safety issues from de factor copper abandonment

Red lines shows lack of coverage on roads from:

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint

Mobile Services Overstated as Well

Source:  Ohio Department of Transportation, 2017 drive study conducted by ConnectedNation

Connecting Appalachia

Download our Filing to the FCC on the $20 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Download

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Info@ConnectingAppalachia.org

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