Rural counties in Mississippi received a $4.6 million grant to connect schools, businesses and public services to the internet.
The idea is that internet is not a luxury, but a fundamental part of participating in the economy.
In its quest to improve internet access, the state is taking matters into its own hands.
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Amazon recently confirmed plans to provide internet connectivity from orbit.
Efforts to expand broadband service in rural areas got a boost from the budget bill approved this week on Capitol Hill. Under the deal, the Department of Agriculture will receive $550 million to support broadband infrastructure in rural, underserved areas. It’s estimated that almost 30 percent of rural residents are without broadband compared to less […]
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Almost 40 percent of rural America doesn't have access to broadband internet or reliable mobile service.
The president announced a new initiative to expand access to rural broadband in a speech to the Farm Bureau convention.