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  • Lack of broadband has crippling effect

    Lack of broadband has crippling effect

    By Sharon Strover
    Published: April 8, 2011

    Professor Sharon Strover explains why broadband Internet access is fundamental to the economic development of the nation’s rural communities.

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      Marty said on Sept. 28, 2011 at 9:21 a.m.
      I completely agree that broadband is essential for rural communities. Rural areas in England and Scotland have been allocated nearly £363m by the government to improve their broadband connections. However 4G LTE wireless services which would bring high speed access to rural communities is not due to roll out until 2013. This will be a big disadvantage for the whole country.
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      Luisa Handem said on April 12, 2011 at 10:08 p.m.
      Excellent article, Dr. Strover, great work on rural broadband. All the more reason why no federal cuts should be imposed on the USDA's (Rural Utilities Service) designated funds for rural broadband.