1. Improving rural internet about more than watching Netflix

    Improving rural internet about more than watching Netflix

    In 2016, a cut in a fiber-optic cable in Cortez temporarily shut down a 911 call center and caused widespread internet outages across the region. The event highlighted a pervasive problem that overwhelms rural areas throughout America – lack of reliable access to broadband. Congress continues to consider prioritizing infrastructure in the second year of the Trump presidency, but public discussion focuses on roads, waterways and bridges, with minimal discussion on rural broadband infrastructure.

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