State urged to push broadband into rural areas

A New York City nonprofit and the state NAACP chapter are calling on the state to make broadband Internet more available in rural areas where minorities often have rudimentary Web access.

The Center for Social Inclusion and the state NAACP released their findings Tuesday.

The groups call for state leaders to invest in broadband development projects that improve the speed and range of mobile wireless systems.They also want carriers to provide data on how much they’ve spent to upgrade broadband and where, to identify areas needing better access.

Clarion Ledger
1/31/12