Originally published: March 9, 2009
Last updated: March 10, 2009 - 10:10am
InternetforEveryone.org, a national group that hopes to remove barriers to high-speed Internet use, held a town hall meeting Saturday in Durham to discuss access and other issues surrounding broadband service. According to Free Press, the nonprofit group that organizes InternetforEveryone.org, 14.3 million rural American homes are not connected to high-speed Internet. Even those who have high-speed Internet lag behind the leaders of the world. The U.S. is ranked 14th in the world when it comes to average broadband speed. Japan's high-speed Internet is more than 10 times as quick. About 150 people from across the state attended Saturday's meeting. It was the second town hall get-together for InternetforEveryone.org, which held a meeting in Los Angeles in December.
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