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07/21/2015


The 2015 National Rural Assembly is less than two months away, and we want to share some exciting news about our agenda, which focuses on building an inclusive nation for all people, in all places.

 

07/21/2015


The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invites rural organizations to sign-on to a letter urging policymakers to permanently extend the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

 

07/21/2015


Today, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman voted to open a Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making that would include broadband service in the Lifeline program. This is the first step to help qualifying low-income Americans to apply for a subsidy that helps them afford broadband service.

07/21/2015


Today, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Alison Kutler appointed Parul P. Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson, the public’s primary point of contact within the agency for formal and informal questions and complaints related to the Open Internet rules.

07/21/2015


Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his proposal to “reboot” Lifeline, the benefit program that helps low-income Americans afford wireline and wireless telephone service. The Chairman proposes to add broadband to the communications services offered via the successful program created during the Reagan administration.

07/21/2015


The FCC is doing the next stops on its rural tour, coming to Kansas and Missouri on June 15-18, 2015

 

Below is an agenda and more information. Please share this with your communities and let's turnout to tell the FCC how important the needs of our rural communities are!

07/21/2015


Last week, in Washington, the Rural Broadband Policy Group, Center for Rural Strategies, and Public Knowledge invited policymakers, their staff, and stakeholders to a briefing about the various policy issues implicated in the technology transitions, and how these transitions impact rural communities.

09/27/2013


The Center for Rural Strategies is part of a national coalition supporting stronger rural communities, smarter rural policy, and more opportunities for small towns and big cities to work together for the common good.

 

08/01/2013


The June 2013 National Rural Assembly brought together over 200 rural advocates, leaders, policy officials, and funders to discuss what a truly inclusive nation looks like.  Can we imagine a national narrative that celebrates rural, suburban, and urban interdependency?  One that values rural America’s contributions to the health and wellbeing of our nation?