Broadband: Should Rural Investment Be a Priority?
Sometimes those promoting extensive infrastructure projects — broadband or otherwise — exhibit a Field of Dreams mentality: “If you build it, they will come.”
As we recently discussed in “Broadband Backlash: Where It Comes From and How to Fix It,” broadband deployments also have their detractors. Currently, one of the biggest areas of contention swirls around the value of rural broadband.
There are really two sides of the story.