The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) did a study based on block census data submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by AT&T about broadband services offered in the City of Cleveland and its outlying suburbs in Cuyahoga County.
The results? “A pattern of long-term systematic failure to invest in the infrastructure required to provide equitable mainstream Internet access to residents of the central city (compared to the suburbs) and to lower-income neighborhoods. When lending institutions have engaged in similar policies and practices, our communities have not hesitated to call it redlining. We see no reason to hesitate to call it digital redlining in this case”.