Nearly 42% of broadband households do not plan to purchase a smart home device, but 17% would consider purchasing if the device pricing was lower.
Mesh sensors could create the next generation of wearable technology by tracking full-body movement. A network of mesh sensors can be integrated into clothing and would have the ability to digitally track multiple body movements at once.
Needles as small as human hair can help administer vaccines pain-free. These microneedles have the ability to connect with wireless communications to expand medicine personalized to the patient.
President Biden’s recently released infrastructure plan reflects the widespread agreement that the digital divide must be closed. This historic undertaking is a unique opportunity for industry and longstanding national leaders on broadband policy, such as Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell, to work together and eliminate the remaining gaps.
Taxpayer dollars allocated for broadband infrastructure should first bring high-speed connections to households without at least 25/3 speeds. After unserved areas are connected, any remaining federal funds could be used to upgrade networks in underserved areas.
According to a recent report, the United States is outpacing the European Union in broadband adoption and investment. U.S. broadband companies invest more money than EU counterparts, which is reducing costs and increasing usage.