One Rancher on Why Broadband Matters to Rural America

‘It’s important to tell our own story’ by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Grant County, Neb., (June 6, 2019) – Honest Beef is a family-owned beef business located in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Talk with owner Hannah Raudsepp for even a few minutes and it quickly becomes clear her family is not just trying to sell you beef—they’re …

Washington High School students pose broadband questions to Sen. Manchin

Published by The Journal on June 5th, 2019 By Michael Neary  CHARLES TOWN — As student Tyler Henry thought about the importance of broadband access, he pointed out the particular difficulty for people in rural areas. “Everything often gets focused on the cities,” Henry said, “because the cities have the most people.” Henry is a current junior, or rising senior, …

Update: 2017 Broadband Access in Indiana

Published by Center for Regional Development on June 4, 2019 By Roberto Gallardo  The Federal Communications Commission recently released their latest broadband deployment report using data from December 2017. Internet providers are required to file a report using form 477 twice per year on broadband access. While this dataset is known to have issues, including being carrier self-reported, not granular …

2021 Will Bring Broadband to Rural Counties In Delaware

Published by Inside Towers on June 4, 2019 On May 30, officials from the state of Delaware signed a deal with Bloosurf to expand rural broadband to 127,000 rural homes and businesses, reported Government Technology. According to Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins, “The [Governor’s] Administration has made it a priority to bridge both the accessibility and affordability gaps of …

AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Computer Classes Offered at Libraries

Bowling Green, KY. (June 3, 2019) – For the months of June and July the AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative will host classes on computers and technology at the Southwest Harbor Public library and the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. The classes are for anyone who wants to learn basic computer skills, how to use different software programs as well as how to keep …

Looking at digital literacy through different lenses: Access and adoption, design, and digital equity

Published by Generocity on May 31, 2019 By Zarl Tarazona  When it comes to digital literacy, the issues of access, adoption, inclusion and equity need to be a part of the conversation. The digital divide — the gap between those who have access to technology and those who don’t — is often the hot topic within discussions about digital literacy. …

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Addresses New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association At Annual Meeting

Published by Los Alamos Daily Post on June 1st, 2019 By Carol A. Clark SANTA ANA PUEBLO ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall addressed the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association Wednesday during the opening session of their annual meeting. In his remarks, Udall discussed the importance of promoting renewable energy, along with his efforts to expand rural broadband access and …