What Broadband Means for Rural America
The internet has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, influencing how we learn, work, and communicate. This edition of Rural Voices explores how local rural housing organizations and local governments can help bring broadband to rural America – increasing the potential for innovation, educational opportunity, and economic growth.
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Access to High-Speed Broadband Opens New Doors for Rural Communities
Senator Angus King
The federal government has the power and resources to expand rural broadband.
A Change in Mindset Opens a World of New Possibilities
by Dr. Roberto Gallardo
The Digital Age requires a new way to think about how we build communities.
Broadband Makes Rural Communities Stronger
by Dr. Kathleen Annette
Rural communities in Minnesota understand the value of broadband and strive to widen access.
Rural Maryland County Finds Multiple Ways to Expand Broadband
by Cheryl DeBerry
Garrett County becomes a model for connecting its residents to the internet.
Native Americans Create a Connected Future
by Katie Watson
Tribal members help themselves by building infrastructure and serving their communities with tribally run internet access.
Rural Voices sat down with Brendan Carr, Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, to learn more about the importance of broadband in rural areas, and how the FCC is working to provide access for more Americans no matter where they live.
Actions underway at the FCC and in Congress could improve or impede rural broadband access.
The Universal Service Fund supports the deployment of broadband in rural areas where access costs are high.
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