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Fact Sheet: State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States

posted on Thu, Dec 6 2018 9:47 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Broadband, which generally refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than dial-up access, is being recognized as an important social determinant of health. Despite progress in expanding connectivity, approximately 24 million people in the United States still lack fixed broadband access. States are increasingly turning to legal and policy approaches to support the expansion of broadband in underserved areas. This fact sheet provides an overview of broadband access across eight states: ID, IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI, WY.

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