The district of DC is dvided in terms of it’s access to broadband services. Some areas are at 97% connectivity while others are barely at 30%
Those divisions exist even in the world of bits and bytes, unfortunately, with access to broadband services reaching 97 percent in Ward 3 while barely hitting the 40 percent mark in some communities east of the Anacostia River.
That is about the change. The mayor recently announced a citywide ultra fast broadband network.
“Funded by a $17 million federal grant, city officials hope that the 170-mile network known as DC-CAN will increase internet use in under-served communities and bring down costs for all District residents.”
The goals is allow groups and business to use this high speed network to offer wireless services to those who need it the most and increase internet use overall. Let’s hope other cities see the importance of this and follow this model.