Over at the Daily Yonder today, an article was posted about the National Rural Assembly being held in St. Paul, Minnesota right now. You can read Fighting for the ‘Disconnected’ at their site.
The basic summary is that the FTC is again talking about setting up new rules for how money currently collected for bringing phone connectivity to rural areas to bring broadband to rural areas. If I am correct, this has been discussed ad nauseum. What has been missing is any movement, plans or details about what is going to be done.
That’s what rural communities would like to see, or a freeing up of communities to start to come up with their own solutions to this problem. I’m not holding my breath on this one, but I can hope for the best.