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Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near-Future Reality or All Talk?

There’s a high likelihood you are reading this story from a DSL internet connection somewhere in rural America. And if you’re like the nearly 47 million households in the U.S. that don’t have access to broadband-speed internet, you already know that slow internet is more than just an inconvenience. It’s holding rural American back.

 

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