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Study finds link between broadband expansion and economic growth

Sep 24, 2021   |   Healthcare IT News

Connected Nation, an advocacy group working to expand connectivity throughout the country, announced this week that it had found a link between broadband access and economic growth.

Researchers compared communities in Michigan that participated in the organization’s Connected program with the statewide average when it came to unemployment rate, median household income growth, in-migration and other factors.

“Connected Nation is not implying a direct causation between participation in the Connected program and their economic growth through this study,” noted director of research development Chris McGovern in a blog post explaining the findings. “Each community faced its own unique technological hurdles and had differing levels of success addressing those barriers.  Read More…

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