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This is a map of America’s broadband problem

The pandemic made the broadband problem impossible to ignore, so we’ve laid out the counties with the worst broadband usage in the US, using data collected by Microsoft instead of the FCC.

Across the border, San Juan County, New Mexico, shows 29 percent broadband usage, so the problem isn’t that the county is too remote or that the terrain is too difficult to manage. Apache County is simply poor, and the slow progress of the broadband buildout seems like a promise it will stay that way.


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