Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options
Date: March 17, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Contact: Rosa Soliz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The webinar will use the latest available data on broadband availability and adoption to:
- Detail the nature and extent of the broadband digital divide
- Assess factors that strengthen or impede broadband adoption by rural households (including the role of ‘Connected Nation’ programs in several states)
- Estimate the contribution of broadband to several measures of economic health in rural areas
- Discuss policy options that are most relevant for increasing economic development opportunities related to broadband in rural America
Presented by: Brian Whitacre (Okahoma State University), Robert Gallardo (Mississippi State University) and Sharon Strover (University of Texas). Webinar sponsored by the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center.
To attend the webinar go to http://connect.msu.edu/nardep.