Lawmakers look for ways to reduce barriers to rural broadband

Published by North Carolina Health News on May 1st, 2019 By Taylor Knopf Decades ago, companies and local governments worked to bring electric, water and sewer to the rural communities of North Carolina. Now those organizations want to work together to provide the same access to broadband, something that’s increasingly being seen as the  next “standard utility.” But getting high-speed …

SC students do homework in parking lots to get Wi-Fi. Clyburn wants Congress to help

Published by Greenville News on April 16th, 2019 COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was meeting with farmers about disaster relief when one Chester County resident shared a story about a different kind of disaster unfolding in rural South Carolina. The man told the Columbia Democrat schoolchildren in his small town are driven to the library after hours so they …