Why Rural Matters 2023: Centering Equity and Opportunity
Report describing schools in rural communities. Discusses the impact of COVID-19, access to psychologists and mental health supports, impact on poverty, broadband access, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Karen Eppley, Jerry Johnson, Bob Klein Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Education Association view details
5G Fund for Rural America: Current Status and Issues
Provides an overview of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 5G Fund for Rural America, an initiative to bring voice and high-speed mobile broadband services to rural areas unlikely to see 5G cellular deployments without subsidies. Outlines considerations and concerns raised by members of Congress about the program.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
BEAD Program Toolkit for Counties
Resource hub for county stakeholders working in broadband initiatives. Includes suggested action items, county-level data on broadband access, Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) related resources, webinars, and more.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties view details
The Equity of Economic Opportunity in Rural America
Offers an overview of employment trends in rural America. Highlights the impact of technology and historical policy decisions on equity. Includes information for rural and urban comparisons as well as race and ethnicity, population movement, and broadband infrastructure data. Discusses policy solutions for improving equity in and for rural places.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
Three USDA Rural Broadband Programs: Areas and Populations Served
Evaluation of funded and unfunded grants and loans for 3
U.S. Department of Agriculture rural broadband programs
between 2009 and 2021. Determines geographic and population
distribution trends and characteristics of successfully
Author(s): John Pender, Joshua Goldstein, Devika Mahoney-Nair, Hanna Charankevich Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details