Even though more than half of Americans own smartphones, a significant gap in broadband access persists in the United States, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
The survey says 70% of American adults have broadband access in their homes, and a large proportion of those also have smartphones. An additional 10% of Americans get Internet access from smartphones alone
Yet with one in five Americans still lacking broadband, there's a large deficit to be addressed. This can be done relatively inexpensively using a few wireless approaches. We could repurpose tge television spectrum, often called "Super Wi-Fi" to fill in the gap. Another way is to make clever use of unlicensed spectrum by new software-defined radios Read more...