America’s persistent digital divide is getting further entrenched
It’s hard enough to get an Internet connection in some parts of America. But recent court judgments could halt a series of initiatives that were slowly taking broadband to poor and remote areas. Around the U.S., many cities have established their own broadband schemes to provide high-speed Internet access in areas where commercial providers have yet to offer a competitive service. These schemes, known as municipal broadband networks, typically supply Internet connections at lower prices than commercial offerings...