Of the 28 million households in the U.S. that lack broadband internet in their home, 18 million say it is because they cannot afford an internet connection. For rural Americans, that lack of affordability – paired with the rural-urban digital divide – often means insurmountable challenges to accessing an affordable connection to the internet. In […]
RuralRISE is a community of organizations that aims to increase opportunities and prosperity for small and rural communities across the United States.
Recognizing that innovation and entrepreneurship are blind to location, RuralRISE seeks to increase the opportunities, increase accessibility, and spotlight innovation, entrepreneurial, and startup activities that work in a rural context.
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The wireless industry has been on a journey to continuously improve networks since its inception two decades ago. The newest generation of wireless technology, 5G, is designed to enhance some of the current industrial technology rural America runs on. As wireless technology continues to improve, the networks themselves will need more wireless spectrum. Additional wireless […]
As most people know, traditional literacy refers to reading, writing, and the skills needed to perform those tasks, such as phonetics, context clues, and a willingness to think critically about communication. As a society, we are developing a more modern type of scholarship – digital literacy – which takes literacy skills and applies them to […]
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