Rural Broadband Expansion

Report tells counties how to close the digital divide

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The National Association of Counties broadband report offers a "deep dive" into the steps local governments can take to improve broadband access.

Missouri creates rural broadband manager role to spearhead connectivity programs

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The new position will create a plan for connectivity in remote areas and act as a clearinghouse for the state's many rural broadband programs.

Broadband cooperatives could be the overlooked solution to rural America's internet woes

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As the FCC eases restrictions on big carriers upgrading outdated infrastructure, a new report makes a case for community-led broadband.

TV white space is the solution to rural broadband, says Microsoft president

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As Congress rallies for new policy and funding to meet the more than 22 million rural Americans lacking broadband access, Microsoft's president outlines one potential tech-based solution.

Questions persist over Minnesota gov.'s $100M broadband proposal

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Gov. Mark Dayton hopes to see lawmakers approve a six-figure broadband investment this year, but there's fierce debate over where that money should go.

FCC looks at alternatives to support rural broadband expansion

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The chief of the FCC's Office for of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis delivers a call to action for states to help expand broadband access.

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