On Wednesday, President Obama will visit Cedar Falls, Iowa, a small town about two hours north of Des Moines. If reports are correct, he’s going to Iowa to preview a new broadband initiative that he intends to propose in his upcoming State of the Union speech. So it seems like a good opportunity for us to take stock of the current state of broadband and how we might connect more Americans to fast broadband networks.
Over the last two decades, America’s cable providers have invested over $230 billion to extend and upgrade fast broadband connections to communities large and small, urban and rural, in all corners of America. In just the last decade, the average cable broadband customer has seen top speeds increase a whopping 3200%.
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