Rural broadband expansion has been a topic of contention for both sides of the argument of accessibility throughout the nation. The residents of Cheatham County, Tennessee have long since battled the issues of not having stable access to the Internet and will get to voice their opinions alongside State Representative, Mary Littleton, in a rural broadband forum. The forum is scheduled for August 28th beginning at 6pm at the Cheatham County Public Library and is open to the public.
Top communications companies including AT&T, Comcast, and Charter will have presenters at the forum as they discuss the digital divide and ways to combat this problem. Right now, only about 66% of rural Tennessee communities receive the minimum broadband speeds as indicated by the FCC’s 25 Mbps broadband definition.