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  • Policy brief from the James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research | Idaho at a Glance. October 2012, Vol. 3, No. 1 | Households in Idaho‚Äôs urban areas tend to have faster broadband access and more choices of providers than those in more remote, sparsely populated regions. Markets are responding where demand is highest, as providers compete for new customers. In areas with less demand, lower cost alternatives are emerging. Policy makers may consider whether to encourage broadband access and adoption in places where demand is not currently high enough to generate positive returns on investment. Idaho at a Glance is a series of reports designed to inform policy discussions on critical issues in Idaho. The analysis for this report was conducted as part of LinkIDAHO (, a statewide initiative to expand broadband availability and adoption through state and regional planning, mapping service gaps, and capacity building.

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  • January 1, 2012

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