Daily Yonder

DSL, the Slowest Technology, Remains the One Most Available in Rural

  • Digital deserts exist, more so in rural areas.
  • The urban-rural access divide is sizeable and still persists.

Rural Policy: ‘Here’s What We Need,’ Advocates Say

The Daily Yonder, working with the Rural Assembly, identified a dozen rural-policy advocates with firsthand knowledge about the impact of federal policy in rural communities.

How Fast is Rural Internet? Consumers Are Asked to Fill in the Gaps

A collaboration of three national rural nonprofits hopes to create a more accurate picture for researchers and advocates to use to see how their communities measure up. The TestIT smartphone app invites rural residents to participate in the effort

Rural Download Speeds are Worse than Reported, Microsoft Study Says

Nearly three-quarters of the downloads hitting Microsoft servers from nonmetropolitan counties are so slow they don’t meet the Federal Communications Commission definition of broadband.

Schools, Libraries are Obvious Setting for Telehealth

When communities design broadband infrastructure to facilitate healthcare and telehealth delivery, they obviously plan to connect medical practitioners’ hospitals, offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Rural 2.0: Rural Renaissance and Digital Parity

[Commentary] The digital age and its applications has the potential to eliminate density and geographic proximity requirements, that were so critical during the industrial age. It is possible then, in the digital age, for a rural community to main

When it comes to Broadband, Millennials Vote with their Feet

[Commentary] If you just look at overall numbers, our population seems to be behaving just like they did in the industrial age – moving to cities where jobs and people are concentrated. Rural areas that lag in broadband connectivity and digital li

Rural Population Grows in Counties with a Lower 'Digital Divide'

[Commentary] When they live in remote rural areas, millennials are more likely to reside in a county that has better digital access.