Rural America Is Building Its Own Broadband Network

Co-ops that have historically brought electricity and telephone services to rural America are now providing internet service, which many consider essential for health care access, education and employment. Broadband companies don't make a profit when covering a large area with limited households per mile so co-ops have filled the need. Many co-ops are tapping into federal funds from the CARES Act to invest in the infrastructure needed to bring high-speed, affordable internet to rural areas.

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