Low Broadband, High Disease Rates In Many Areas, Says FCC

By Kevin Penton1

Law360, New York (June 9, 2017, 7:55 PM EDT) — Nearly half of all counties in the U.S.

have a combination of high levels of chronic diseases such as diabetes and the need for improved broadband connections, an increase of about 1 million people from 2014 to 2015, according to data released Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission.

The set of data put together by the FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force aims to document potential correlations between a relative lack of access to high speed internet connections and higher incidents of poor health, based on information collected…


  1. ^ Kevin Penton (www.law360.com)

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