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Millions of rural Americans can rightly bear a grudge about their second-calss access to high-speed Internet connections.
Researchers say rural U.S. counties with high adoption rates display improved economic indicators.
It's adoption of broadband, not just availability, that matters most for rural economies, researchers say.
Author: Stewart Schley
Academic researchers led by an Oklahoma State University associate professor have new proof to back a familiar claim: that high-performance broadband network usage correlates with economic growth in rural America.
The team of researchers examined county-level data describing economic conditions including household income, the number of employers and growth in... Read More