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Broadband

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What is broadband?

Broadband is the most common form of high speed internet access. It's the internet you probably have at home, and is an always connected link between you and your internet provider (AT&T, Spectrum or one of the many others).

The policies that could solve America’s broadband divide

Over a fifth of Americans have no access to broadband. Here are the policies that could help fix that - and those that won't.

The best broadband deals for veterans

Did you know that many providers offer internet deals for veterans? Both veterans and active-duty military personnel can often get a better price for their internet, but they're often difficult to find - so we've tracked down the best deals for you.

Low cost internet for seniors: The best deals in 2020

There are dozens of different ways to get broadband at home, and many providers offer special deals for seniors. Here's how to get them.

The Chicago School District relying on donations to get its students online

Teachers were stuffing 800 envelopes with learning packets and mailing them to students’ homes because many families in the area don’t have computers or high-speed internet.

How many Americans really have high-speed internet access?

The FCC says 14 million people don't have broadband internet access. Microsoft says its research shows that it is actually closer to 163 million.

America’s internet inequality amplified by COVID-19

NBC News’ Jacob Ward examines how families are struggling to stay connected without equal access to the internet.

Internet speed test: Are you getting what you pay for?

Our internet speed test will tell you exactly how fast your connection really is - so you can see if you're getting what you pay for.

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

Gregory Porumbescu of Rutgers University warns the 24 million Americans with no connectivity are facing massive issues during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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