​​​​Millions of rural Americans are locked out of the modern economy simply because of their zip code. According to the FCC, an estimated 6.3 million households in electric co-op service areas lack high-speed internet access. These rural families and businesses are fighting an uphill battle in the digital economy. New research shows that a lack of rural broadband to those unserved co-op households leads to $68 billion in lost economic value over 20 years.