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Searching for a lane on the high-speed Net

A new report says citizens in rural areas are being passed by on the high-speed Net highway. But they aren't the only ones struggling to go broadband.

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Citizens in rural areas are being passed by on the high-speed Net highway, according to a new report. But they aren't the only ones struggling to go broadband. Internet service providers like AOL just suffered another setback in their fight for cable open access.

"The vast majority of Americans in inner cities and rural areas simply do not have access to the high-speed Internet."

- Eric Oblater, the iAdvance rural Internet study's author

 


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