Economically disadvantaged communities in more urban areas may not provide enough financial incentive for providers to deploy broadband. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) such as those that have been established in states across the U.S. may help to overcome these barriers by leveraging financial resources, enhancing revenue potential, and sharing expertise. Additionally, fixed wireless networks may overcome some of these barriers by removing the requirement to physically deploy a fiber network.
**The section of this Science Note related to vertical asset management has been updated since the publication of this Note. Visit Vertical Assets for Fixed Wireless Internet - MOST Policy Initiative to read more.