Rural digital deserts prevent affordable Internet access for millions

In an article published on 3 December 2018 on, the author gives an explanation of the impact of the revelation by the recent US Federal Communication Commission’s report that there are 34 million Americans without access to high-speed Internet services. According to the article, ‘digital deserts’ refer to areas with few or no broadband service providers, that offer download speeds similar to dial-up and early DSL. The impact is that about 10% of the population of the USA is without reliable Internet access and where they are available, it is not good enough to access contents online.