Roberto Gallardo

You can build, but will they subscribe?

In 2016, 15.4 percent or 48.9 million people lived in low-adoption neighborhoods, down from almost one-fifth in 2015. However, when looking at the share of folks living in low adoption neighborhoods by rurality, interesting dynamics surface.

Rural 2.0: Rural Renaissance and Digital Parity

[Commentary] The digital age and its applications has the potential to eliminate density and geographic proximity requirements, that were so critical during the industrial age. It is possible then, in the digital age, for a rural community to main

When it comes to Broadband, Millennials Vote with their Feet

[Commentary] If you just look at overall numbers, our population seems to be behaving just like they did in the industrial age – moving to cities where jobs and people are concentrated. Rural areas that lag in broadband connectivity and digital li

Rural Population Grows in Counties with a Lower 'Digital Divide'

[Commentary] When they live in remote rural areas, millennials are more likely to reside in a county that has better digital access.

The FCC's Blurry Vision of Satellite Broadband

[Commentary] In Feb 2018, the Federal Communications Commission released its most recent Broadband Deployment Report, which bases its analysis on 2016 data delivered by all Internet providers.

Digital Divide in the US

The digital divide is the most critical issue of the 21st century – so this report sets out to talk about why it’s so critical and how we can close the divide. Why do we need to close the digital divide?

2015 Digital Divide Index

The digital divide is the number-one threat to community and economic development in the 21st century. Public policy 101 argues that, first and foremost, the problem needs to be defined and agreed upon in order to explore potential solutions.

Broadband Access: We're All in the Middle of Somewhere

[Commentary] Fast Internet access is the critical element in building healthier rural economies that create opportunity and improve quality of life. Here are some ways to get your community focused on the need for speed: