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 …

Senator Blunt says expansion of high-speed broadband essential to rural Missouri growth

Published by SJ Post on April 26th, 2019 By Brent Martin  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt wants Congress to tackle expanding broadband access, especially to rural America. Blunt says high-speed Internet access can no longer be considered a luxury. “High-speed broadband, I believe, is as important today as the telephone was seven decades ago and we need to make the same …

The Digital Divide Knows No Borders

Lexington, Ky. (April 17, 2019) – What do you picture when you think of New Zealand? Perhaps you see a lush and green countryside? Or, unspoiled coastlines? Or, maybe you imagine waterfalls in valleys? All are true, but among those picturesque images is something often unnoticed—rural communities left without access to the same opportunities and resources many of us take …