The Internet serves as a hub of the world, providing entertainment, connection, and goods and services. By 2015, online retail is expected to be worth $279 billion. In United States, while Internet is an important resource, it’s not readily accessible to everyone.
Ten percent of Americans don’t have access to basic broadband because of where they live and six-tenths of poor people don’t have wired Internet. Much of this has to do with lack of competition between companies that not only allows them to ignore portions of the population, but to also drive up prices without consequence.
In this infographic, InternetProviders.com explores Internet around the world and ways in which the U.S. can step it up to mend a broken communication system.
American Internet is Lagging – An infographic by the team at InternetProviders.com