Dee Davis, President of the Center for Rural Strategies, will sit on the panel "Popping Your Bubble: Stories of the Digital Divide" at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin. The panel, March 9 at 2pm, will address how people in small and isolated communities deal with limited access to broadband.
Follow the panel on Twitter with the hashtag #SXdgtldiv. Find out more about the panel on the SXSW website.
Social Security has a greater economic impact in rural areas than it does in metropolitan ones, according to a study conducted by Roberto Gallardo at the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) at Mississippi State University. Dr. Gallardo conducted the study in conjunction with the Daily Yonder, the independent rural news journal published by the Center for Rural Strategies.
Our friend Elouise Cobell, a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Rural Strategies, died October 16, 2011, in Great Falls, Montana.
Elouise was a tireless advocate for the Blackfeet Nation and for rural and tribal communities around the country. She took on the federal government over its misuse of the Indian Trust Fund, which for more than a century pilfered billions of dollars belonging to Native Americans.
Rural broadband advocates from five states and Washington D.C. gathered in rural Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, for the first Rural Broadband Summit, cosponsored by the Center for Media Justice, the Center for Rural Strategies, and Free Press.
The purpose of the summit is to examine rural broadband issues, such as the lower levels of access and use among rural areas and ways the nation might lower cost and improve service to rural users.
We've reached a critical juncture in the debate over the future of wireless Internet in America. Improving connections for rural communities has become a central point of debate over AT&T's proposed take over of T-Mobile. The Justice Department has sued to stop the deal, in part because of concerns about service to rural. Now is the perfect time to discuss what will work to connect millions of underserved Americans to high-speed Internet.
Here are the details:
A new report written by University of Texas – Austin researcher Sharon Strover says that rural areas that don't have broadband access will be economically crippled.
Rural groups joined the National Rural Assembly’s Rural Broadband Policy Group in sending a letter to the FCC urging the commission to expand its proposal for net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all information and applications on the Internet are treated equally and that all consumers have equal access to this information.
By Dee Davis
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The three-year, $7 million grant will go to a national partnership of nonprofits to build public support for policies that benefit rural children and families. The Center for Rural Strategies will manage the partnership and serve as fiscal agent for the initiative.