I’ve been following news lately related to Rural Broadband. Living in a county where broadband only reaches just a few residents I can very much relate. I realize that not everyone has the resources and technical background I do to bring broadband internet to their homes so I applaud the articles and effort being put forth to bring this connectivity to places and people that don’t currently have it. The following articles present a good summary of the state of rural broadband in our country.
The first three articles are from a series created by Cnet
- In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have internet at all
- Why rural areas can’t catch a break on speedy broadband
- FCC leaders say we need a ‘national mission’ to fix rural broadband
- Life in the slow lane: Welcome to the internet in rural America
These next articles I stumbled on related to Microsoft’s effort to get the FCC to open television whitespaces for fixed wireless internet.
- A rural broadband strategy: connecting rural America to new opportunities\
- Microsoft Whitespaces Database
Finally, this site offers a way for you to let politicians know that you think access to the internet for rural Americans is an important topic.
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