Nearly every small business in the United States relies on broadband Internet connections in one way or another. Even those who do not sell a product or a service online need the Internet for internal reasons, research, marketing, or communications.
As technology gets better, the cost to stay connected and the demands of the ISPs goes up. Despite having one of the slowest average connection rates amongst industrialized countries, the expense to operate and promote a business online is high in America.
The graphic by our friends at Intuit highlights the challenges, advancements, and points to a future where broadband connections are more easily attained but likely more expensive than today.
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