The internet is no longer optional. This sentiment has been expressed by such influential leaders as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to former Y Combinator president Sam Altman. It’s even been voiced by Parks and Recreation’s Ben Wyatt as long ago as 2017.
Given how crucial the internet is to our economy and daily lives, you’d think the United States would have the world’s most advanced technology reaching every corner of the country, enabling all of its citizens to participate in the online economy.
You’d be wrong.
According to Brookings, millions of Americans have sluggish, outdated internet connections