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Closing the rural broadband gap is an urgent national crisis

It’s time to recognize that inequal access to broadband translates into inequality of opportunity.

Rebuilding Rural America for Our Future

Rural America deserves a partner in the White House. Here’s my plan to put rural Americans back in the driver’s seat:

Securing a Healthy Future for Rural America

We need to lift rural communities up as places of opportunity, both for this generation and future ones. That work begins by deploying investment and innovation to secure the health of all rural residents.

Reaching the Unconnected: Benefits for kids and schoolwork drive broadband subscriptions, but digital skills training opens doors to household internet use for jobs and learning

Not so long ago, “closing the digital divide” primarily meant getting people online, and a steady upward trend in adoption is evidence of progress on that front.

Wisconsin Has A Goal Of Broadband For All By 2025

In 2018, Wisconsin was ranked 32nd for internet access, out of all 50 states.

FCC Commissioner Starks' Remarks at Comcast Internet Essentials Expansion Kickoff

I’m pleased to see the expansion of the Internet Essentials program throughout the Comcast footprint to include low-income households that receive government assistance like SNAP, Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

My Plan to Invest in Rural America: A Public Option for Broadband

I will make sure every home in America has a fiber broadband connection at a price families can afford. That means publicly-owned and operated networks — and no giant Internet service providers running away with taxpayer dollars. My plan will:

Inside North Carolina’s Push to Close Rural Broadband Gaps

Caught in the crossfire of continued budget negotiations between North Carolina’s General Assembly and Gov Roy Cooper (D-NC) is the expansion of a program funding last-mile broadband infrastructure in the state.

Frontier Communications CEO: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund May Be “Less Favorable to Frontier” Than CAF Program Was

Frontier Communications CEO Dan McCarthy was not surprised by -- but is not enthusiastic --  about some aspects of the proposed Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which would essentially replace the Connect America broadband funding program fo

Gov Hutchinson (R-AR) Announces the “Arkansas Rural Connect” Grant Program, $25 Million for Broadband Deployment

Following his July 23 announcement establishing the Arkansas State Broadband Office, Gov Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) announced “Arkansas Rural Connect,” a new $25 million grant program within the Arkansas State Broadband Office.