"The internet is not a luxury. "
6:47PM August 07, 2017
For consumers in rural Missouri, this news isn't a surpise, but it is a good lesson on why SEMO Electric Cooperative is moving foward with GoSEMO Fiber.
"The internet is not a luxury.
Last year a federal court defined it as a basic utility like running water or electricity, but in rural areas across America, high-speed internet often ends at the county line.
Just 3 percent of people in urban areas lack access to broadband, but in rural areas, 35 percent of people have no access.
That's about 22 million Americans."
View the CBS News report to learn more about fiber-to-the-home. https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/why-does-much-of-rural-america-still-lack-access-to-high-speed-internet/