For many in rural parts of the U.S., internet access is still elusive

Oct 6, 2020
Rural counties in Mississippi received a $4.6 million grant to connect schools, businesses and public services to the internet.
The FCC has estimated it will take about $80 billion to bring broadband access to the whole country.
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How COVID-19 is affecting one small-town doctor

Mar 12, 2020
For physician Scott Anzalone of Ohio, the scariest part of the outbreak isn't the illness.
Dr. Scott Anzalone serves around 3,500 patients from his small clinic in Logan, Ohio.
Cassidy Brauner

For small-town economic success, broadband is the new railroad

Apr 17, 2019
Emporia, Kansas, wants to get into tech.
Emporia, Kansas, population 24,700, has always been home to manufacturing. City leaders now hope to bring more technology jobs to the area.
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How rural America is turning into a digital desert

Dec 6, 2018
The geographic digital divide is wider than ever.
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The Federal Reserve is taking on the digital divide

Oct 8, 2018
Almost 40 percent of rural America doesn't have access to broadband internet or reliable mobile service.
A reel tender helps install fiber-optic cable onto telephone poles in Louisville, Colorado, in 2001.
Michael Smith/Getty Images

New York plans to boost broadband infrastructure

Mar 24, 2017
New York is looking to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband access to every household in the Empire State by the end of next year. It would be the first state in the country to pull that off. Many poor and rural areas lack broadband.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

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