Despite the spread of broadband Internet connections and the looming adopting of 5G technology, many parts of the country still struggle with slow Internet connection speeds. According to a 2019 FCC report, 21.3 million Americans did not have access to a broadband Internet connection by the end of 2017. Residents in these locations must go out of their way to find faster speeds, such as using public WiFi connections in library parking lots. Experts say the lack of faster Internet can have impacts on growing a business, doing schoolwork, and even finding a job.
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