A Road Map for Asset Based Investing in Central Appalachia
Report highlighting various wellbeing and community asset measures in the Appalachian region in the areas of economics, population health, infrastructure, housing, health facilities, and more. Discusses the associations between wellbeing and community assets as well as the implications for investment.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, Reinvestment Fund view details
Understanding Climate Disaster Resilience with BEAD
Webinar demonstrating the Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool, a tool highlighting the risk to broadband infrastructure from natural disasters at the census tract level. Also provides information on climate related vulnerabilities to broadband infrastructure and using the tool to apply for Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) funding. Transcript available by selecting three dots under video and choosing "Show transcript."
Date: 08/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
Assessing Key Indicators of Rural versus Urban Water Quality
Explores the national water quality monitoring data and highlights gaps in information needed to compare water quality across rural and urban areas. Examines water quality data sets and markers while making recommendations for data standardization as well as rural and urban data inclusions.
Author(s): Daniel Kilpatrick, Jeremy Cothran, Stella Self, et al. Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Physical Activity–Friendly Policies and Community Design Features in the US, 2014 and 2021
Examines policy and community design changes from 2014 to 2021 that support physical activity infrastructure. Focuses on designs and policies such as sidewalk width, lighting, bicycle space, and more. Includes discussions about infrastructure and policy specific to rural areas.
Author(s): Bryant J. Webber, Geoffrey P. Whitfield, Latetia V. Moore, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20 Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details
Report: Understanding Disaster Resiliency Factors for Broadband Deployments
Highlights broadband infrastructure vulnerabilities at the census block level related to natural disasters. Discusses unserved and underserved areas as well as 2 rural focused case studies. Makes recommendations to policymakers for a more resilient broadband infrastructure. Includes the Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool for county and census block data.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
A Descriptive Study of Covid-Era Movers to the Northern Forest Region
Discusses citizen relocation to the northern forest region, consisting of counties in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Describes motivations for relocation during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as opportunities for outdoor recreation and access to rural spaces.
Author(s): Jess Carson, Sarah Boege, Libby Schwaner Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy view details
Delivery of High-Speed Broadband Services in Unserved and Underserved Areas of the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania): Fourth Annual Report
Provides an update on the role of broadband in education, telehealth, agriculture, and community and economic development; barriers to development; funding resources; developments in Pennsylvania state and local initiatives; and efforts to identify unserved and underserved Pennsylvania communities. Includes a discussion of the Pennsylvania
Broadband Development Authority and new federal funding for
expansion and development in Pennsylvania.
Author(s): Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Lydia Hack, Allison N. Kobzowicz, Bryan W. DeWalt, Wendy L. Baker Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania view details
The Future of the Universal Service Fund and Related Broadband Programs
Provides an overview of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Universal Service Fund (USF) and its four programs: the High Cost Program, Lifeline Program, Rural Health Care Program, and Schools and Libraries Program. Describes legislation introduced in the 118th Congress that would impact the USF programs. Outlines considerations for Congress and five areas for possible reform.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details