States, Governors Focus on Broadband Expansion
27 Mar 2020
GOVERNORS ACROSS THE country are increasingly prioritizing broadband deployment and high-speed internet access in a bid to resolve connectivity concerns that disproportionately hang over America's most rural communities.
Of the 40 State of the State speeches delivered so far this year, 20 included references to high-speed internet access or state broadband installation projects, according to a U.S. News analysis of governors' prepared remarks.
That governors from such divergent states as Alabama, Vermont, Arizona and others are so unified in their focus on broadband speaks to how important internet access has become as a driver of economic, health care and general welfare returns.