The Internet has become a necessary part of our lives. But many in rural America do not have access to the speeds of those in urban areas. The rural-urban divide is comparable to when Electricity was available in cities but not in Rural America.
Many have called for a program of expansion similar to the Rural Electrification Administration of the 1930s.
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Congress has rural broadband on its calendar this year. It may be the only part of improving infrastructure to get a hearing in this sharply divided government.
The American Farm Bureau says recently-introduced legislation would enhance the accuracy of broadband coverage maps, a good first step to improving rural broadband coverage.