jcenters (570494) writes "A study released Friday by the Knight Commission states that the federal government should invest in broadband access for rural communities. The 7-member commission, which features Google's Marissa Mayer, cites a gap in school attendance and test results in students who have broadband access at home, and those that do not. MIT's Henry Jenkins says that the lack of broadband access creates a "participation gap," that leaves the poor at an even greater disadvantage.
Should the federal government invest more in the spread of broadband? Should it stop waiting for the private sector and implement its own "last mile" solution?"
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