COVID-19 has accelerated the urgency of eliminating the digital divide. Looking only at the pandemic’s impact on our children’s education, there is a worldwide need to expand access to broadband. Clearly, there are legitimate concerns about the economics of connecting the under-connected and unconnected. Recent trends in wireless technology have the potential to deliver high-capacity broadband at a fraction of the cost and time of trenching fiber. Access to the internet will be feasible for inner cities and rural areas.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/blog/wireless-convergence-accelerates-education/