How 5G Fixed Wireless Access is Bridging the Digital Divide

(Statepoint) When working from home and attending school virtually became part of everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it taught us how vital home broadband internet is.

A recent OpenVault report found broadband usage spiked nearly 50% year over year during the first quarter of the pandemic, and that usage has sustained today. Those with a stable internet connection were able to keep up with school, work and various tasks. However, because ISPs have continued to underserve certain customers for years, many families were left behind. In fact, more than 42 million Americans lack broadband access, according to BroadbandNow.com.

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