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How rural America is turning into a digital desert

A Q&A with Mark Muro, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and lead author of the 2017 report "Digitalization and the American Workfo

A big auction is the latest in America’s race to 5G

A brief Q&A with Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. 

The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure

The whole multitrillion dollar promise of 5G — millions of jobs and new businesses — is just a pipe dream without infrastructure.

Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multi-trillion dollar economic impact

The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, could be a huge deal. The speed — and the number of devices that can be connected — could spawn new businesses we haven't even thought of yet.

The Federal Reserve is taking on the digital divide

A Q&A with Jeremy Hegle, a senior community development adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank is trying convince businesses that the digital divide is their problem, too. He said: