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First Electricity, Now Internet: Rural Areas Struggle To Gain Infrastructure

Workers at Lake Region Electric Cooperative install fiber optic in Hulbert, Oklahoma. (Photo: Seth Bodine, Harvest Pubic Media)

Rural areas are some of the last places to get high speed internet access. Decades ago, they were also the last areas to receive electricity. Back then, the federal government set up cooperatives to help rural residents pay to install poles and lines to every farmhouse. Harvest Public Media’s Seth Bodine looks at how bringing broadband to rural communities might be more complicated. 


Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.

 

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