Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options

Date: March 17, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Rosa Soliz,

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.

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