Access Granted: Rural Broadband Options, Obstacles, and Solutions – making the broadband case

The Center for Rural Affairs has a publication (Access Granted: Rural Broadband Options, Obstacles, and Solutions) that makes the case for serious, long-term investment in rural broadband. For regular readers, it’ll sound a lot like preaching to the choir, but it’s a perfect tool when you encounter someone who is less acquainted or not entirely sold on the need for rural broadband.

They hit all of the hotspots – from speeds to a comparative chart of modes of broadband with a strong focus on how and why rural communities and residents need broadband. The report includes recent citations and quotable facts. It’s just the sort of thing you might send to that County Commissioner or other policymaker who needs a little help getting it.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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