Rural Broadband Expansion

Report tells counties how to close the digital divide


The National Association of Counties broadband report offers a "deep dive" into the steps local governments can take to improve broadband access.

Missouri creates rural broadband manager role to spearhead connectivity programs


The new position will create a plan for connectivity in remote areas and act as a clearinghouse for the state's many rural broadband programs.

Broadband cooperatives could be the overlooked solution to rural America's internet woes


As the FCC eases restrictions on big carriers upgrading outdated infrastructure, a new report makes a case for community-led broadband.

TV white space is the solution to rural broadband, says Microsoft president


As Congress rallies for new policy and funding to meet the more than 22 million rural Americans lacking broadband access, Microsoft's president outlines one potential tech-based solution.

Questions persist over Minnesota gov.'s $100M broadband proposal


Gov. Mark Dayton hopes to see lawmakers approve a six-figure broadband investment this year, but there's fierce debate over where that money should go.

FCC looks at alternatives to support rural broadband expansion


The chief of the FCC's Office for of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis delivers a call to action for states to help expand broadband access.