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commentary about a broadband divide between rural and urban communities, and the implications this divide may have on the abilities of both individuals and communities to prosper in a digital society. Variations in broadband adoption rates between rural and urban communities have served as the basis for calls to politicians and regulators to “do something” to redress the balance. In particular, many have pushed for policymakers to address discrepancies in consumer prices between the two camps. Surely, the argument goes, if everyone paid the same price, then adoption would equalize, and the divide would be closed? If only it was that easy.