Does your community have access to high-speed internet? Investment in additional telecommunications infrastructure is essential for rural economic development. The internet is not just for email anymore, it plays a key role in economic development and e-commerce, distance learning, telemedicine, banking, insurance, government, travel, recreation, and more.
High-speed broadband internet plays a key role enabling professional technical assistance to be provided to rural areas and increasing access to mainstream activity and business within urban centers.
Funding is now available at the national and state level for broadband initiatives. If you do not have access now is a good time to begin discussions at the local level for rural communities to bring this service to your community.