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Low-income neighborhoods have worse cell phone service, study finds

Patrick Nelson | June 30, 2016
Poorer areas had fewer regular base stations compared with affluent areas that have equal number of subscribers

In that case, the problem has been ISPs not wanting to go into some areas that the poor school district serves, according to the district superintendent and program instigator, speaking with PBS.

So, with that anecdotal statement, it appears there's perhaps a combination of both fixed-line ISPs and mobile cellular networks not serving impoverished areas adequately.

"These findings have implications for universal service delivery policies," the abstract concludes.



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