Rural Americans have perhaps the most to gain from VoIP and broadband deployment.
Nowhere is the VoIP opportunity as profound as it is in rural America. VoIP can bring jobs, deliver new economic opportunities and reconnect distant families. This transformation will enable consumers to bridge the distance between urban and rural America, rural telecom companies to extend broadband more affordably, businesses to transform the way they do business, rural communities to connect to a new world of remote job opportunities, and rural economies to become an engine for higher paying information age jobs.
The future should not be to deny rural American’s access to these new transformative technologies, but to ensure that rural Americans can take full advantage of their benefits.