How can wireless help close the US digital divide?
There are quite a lot of places in the United States where there is no wired or wireless internet connection. The Federal Communications Commission is currently in the first phase of creating more accurate maps to identify these unserved areas. Even if there are macro wireless towers in a rural area, those towers provide service to smartphones. But they don’t help people connect their other devices such as laptops and smart TVs. T-Mobile and Verizon have recently announced that they’re piggy-backing on their existing LTE spectrum and macro towers to deliver LTE-based fixed wireless access.
How can wireless help close the U.S. digital divide?