Americans Need 5G Broadband to Help Solve the Digital Divide

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When you first hear the word “infrastructure,” you may think roads, bridges, and power. It might not surprise you, however, to learn that infrastructure also includes the internet.

Too many Americans don’t have home broadband. Last year’s lockdown showed us the importance of internet connectivity for students, families, and workers. In fact, nearly 17 million school children lacked internet access at home and up to half of American workers worked remotely during the pandemic. Millions will continue to do so.

Not only is 5G improving communities across America, it offers fast broadband speeds, robust and reliable connectivity, and is quicker, easier, and cheaper to deploy than other approaches. 5G broadband is one of the most cost effective ways to help millions of Americans get the connectivity they need.

5G broadband offers speeds capable of meeting a typical American family’s needs. Take a family of five, where simultaneously: Dad is streaming Star Wars in 4H UHD, Mom is on a high-def work call, their youngest—Jimmy—is in a 1080 HB Zoom math class, Katie is doing a telehealth visit, and Jenny, who is home from college, has decided to skype with two friends. Oh! And, the family dog is watching cat videos (because, why not?). 5G for home broadband can help each family member do all of this and more, simultaneously.

No matter what side of the aisle Americans stand on, the bedrock of American innovation relies on the things that connect all of us—whether that is a road or a broadband internet connection. 5G for home broadband is a fast, practical, and affordable way to solve the digital divide and keep Americans connected to what matters to what matters most.

Interested in making your voice heard on the infrastructure bill? Take action now: Tell Congress Americans Need Access to Fast and Affordable 5G for Home Broadband to Solve the Digital Divide.