Realtor Magazine

COVID-19 has underscored the need for fast, reliable internet access. Here's how subpar service hurts communities.

As you’re likely doing more of your work these days from home, you’re aware how valuable your internet connection is as more aspects of the real estate business are conducted online. But for millions of Americans, high-speed broadband access remains out of reach either because the infrastructure is unavailable or because they can’t afford service. For millions more, a state of underconnection means their home internet subscription cannot handle current demand, including routine uses such as watching Netflix movies, doing homework, and videoconferencing.