That phrase -- digital dead zone -- was used in this article about the major providers vs. the rest of the populace.
According to the article in Huffington Post, AT&T, Verizon, et al, "have a plan to establish new digital dead zones and remove a consumer's right to communicate. (Of course they don't claim that will happen.)"
Personally, I don't understand how Internet connectivity and cell service can be so cheap in Europe and so expensive here.
Read the Huff Post article and click to see what you can do about it.
Between the U.S. Postal Service wanting to shut down post offices in small towns and the phone/internet service providers wanting to limit access, I guess all of us who choose country places for the peace and quiet will actually get a lot of that if these corporations have their way. Of course that puts a crimp in my life since I must be online regularly.
Am I the only one who is beginning to think that what corporations call progress is just a way of saying BOHICA?