un·​der·​served | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd \

Definition of underserved

: provided with inadequate service

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SpaceX has Federal Communications Commission approval to launch 4,425 low-Earth orbit satellites between 2019 and 2027 in a bid to compete against cable and fiber ISPs and to bring broadband to unserved and underserved areas. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk went on firing spree over slow satellite broadband progress," 31 Oct. 2018 The groups, chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, are focused on marginalized and underserved communities, including immigrant communities and communities of color as well as LGBTQ people, the foundation says. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding," 15 Oct. 2018 Part marketplace—a host of brands are on hand to sell their wares—part information session, it is powered by consumers who have traditionally been underserved. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Curvy Con’s Founders Are Making Fashion Week Better and More Body Positive," 6 Sep. 2018 The question for Grede and Kardashian was whether another underserved segment of shoppers—this time, pregnant women—would shell out $149 and up for a pair of jeans that have a relatively short shelf life. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "The Big Business of Maternity Denim," 24 Aug. 2018 Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, founded nearly 30 years ago, is a non-profit clinic that offers health care and supportive services to low-income medically underserved patients in northeast Wyandotte County. Katie Bernard, kansascity, "Need for more mental health, dental services drives KCK clinic expansion plans," 14 June 2018 There’s a long waiting list of underserved kids that are just not getting the chance to fight for their futures. Time, "'I Wake Up With More Purpose Now.' Andre Agassi on Building a Life After Tennis," 11 June 2018 In addition, Keyes said, the for-profit services might not be as concerned as Bublr about getting bikes into underserved parts of the community. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bublr Bikes stages fundraiser, works to build support as LimeBike considers Milwaukee," 7 June 2018 LimeBike said dockless systems didn't have geographic requirements, and could help bring transportation options to underserved parts of east Portland. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "E-scooters likely coming to Portland this summer, with no guarantee of future," 1 June 2018

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1710, in the meaning defined above

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