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AT&T's Digital Divide in California

  • Author(s): Strain, Garrett
  • Gambhir, Samir
  • Moore, Eli
  • et al.
Abstract

This report looks at the deployment of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service in California by AT&T, the largest telecom company in the state. The findings show that the early deployment of the company’s “gigapower” all-fiber service is concentrated in wealthier communities, relegating lower-income neighborhoods to less advanced technologies that offer markedly slower speeds.

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