junk data

At the heart of the problem sits the data that internet service providers (ISPs) are required to submit to the FCC. The agency’s methodology permits an ISP to count an entire census block—which can encompass hundreds of square miles in rural areas—as “served” if it is capable of providing broadband service to just one resident of that census block.

Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes | WIRED

But see, fixing this could help strengthen democracy, which is why they aren’t interested in doing so.

net inequality

Most schools don’t even know which students are lacking internet service, and the neediest families are often the hardest to reach.


This is a massive issue, one we’re going to have to address at a national level in the very near future.