Darwin Believes in Evolution: Remote California Town Shows Need for Continued Broadband Investment, Expansion
Located off the beaten path and nearly 90 miles from the nearest shopping center, the former mining town of Darwin, California isn’t only disconnected from the more populated areas of the state but also from broadband access. Small towns like Darwin located in remote areas of the country are evidence of the need to continue broadband expansion efforts throughout the United States to bridge the digital divide.
In today’s world, high-speed broadband Internet is a necessity, even in the most remote regions of the country. Darwin resident Judyth Greenburgh commented, “Living remotely doesn’t mean you have to go backwards in time.”
Broadband providers, recognizing the need to provide broadband access to underserved and unserved areas, have invested more than $250 billion in broadband expansion efforts since 2008.
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