Access to the internet no longer just means access to information. Today, access to the internet means keeping in touch with family and friends from anywhere in the world in an instant. It means banking online – which means fewer trips to the bank, saving time and money. During our lifetime, digital technologies have moved at an amazing pace, and it is exciting to imagine the tremendous possibilities that lie ahead.

Studies indicate a wide variety of benefits across business, education, sustainability and energy, health care, and other sectors for individuals with increased access to and greater availability of broadband in communities. These are just a few of the many areas of the economy that are made stronger, increasing efficiency and opportunities, through broadband capability.