Why we’re needed
The Rural Broadband Foundation is a nonprofit organization. This means we are not pushing one solution to the problem. We quickly realized that bringing high speed internet to rural areas would require a coordination of resources from internet service providers, electrical equipment manufacturers, rural electric coops, education centers, local, state, and federal governments.
Looking at the Stats
Almost 1 in 4 rural Americans have slow or no internet service.
Among Native Americans the number is closer to 1 in 3 that have slow or no internet service.
Many airports across the nation do not have broadband connection. This can be a detriment to aircraft and passengers.
Emergency Management Centers
Many Emergency Management Centers do not have broadband connection. This creates a huge danger in times of national emergency.
Businesses in rural areas do not have broadband access to help with normal business activities.
Farms and Ranches
Many farmers do not have broadband access to help maintain and increase their crop production.
The pandemic showed us why we need broadband connectivity to all of America. The government has observed the problem and realizes the desperate need for broadband access to all parts of the United States.