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Rural Businesses Work Toward Broadband Internet Access

A map from the U.S. Census Bureau shows counties in rural areas have lower rates of broadband access. (Image: U.S. Census Bureau)

A new study from the U.S. Census Bureau shows rural counties have significantly less access to high-speed internet. The disparity is even greater in rural areas with high rates of poverty. This creates a major problem for economic development efforts. Harvest Public Media’s Jonathan Ahl reports the solutions will have to come from several directions.


Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest. Find more stories on rural issues at their website: harvestpublicmedia.org.

 

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