FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Brings His Digital Opportunity Tour To Delaware Friday

As part of his Digital Opportunity Tour, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will be visiting Wilmington and Seaford today.

Pai will visit Wilmington Hospital to highlight the power of telemedicine and technology, a tower and rural provider, and Seaford’s police station and emergency call center.

High-speed Internet access, or broadband, is critical to economic opportunity, job creation, education, and civic engagement. But there are too many parts of this country where broadband is unavailable, according to the agency’s website.

In urban areas, 97% of Americans have access to high-speed fixed service. In rural areas, that number falls to 65%. And on Tribal lands, barely 60% have access. All told, nearly 30 million Americans cannot reap the benefits of the digital age.