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Boosting Broadband with E-Rate

E-Rate helps schools and libraries boost their technology investment, and TRF has a new resource, Boosting Broadband with E-Rate, that explains the program and shares inspiring examples of how E-Rate is used to help children and community members have more access to the latest technology with limited local investment.

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Tx Rural Funders
  • #Broadband
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Rural America at a Glance 2023

The 2023 edition of Rural America at a Glance examines rural population and migration trends, poverty, housing insecurity, unemployment, and clean energy jobs. It finds that rural employment levels and annual growth rates have nearly returned to levels seen prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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USDA
  • #People & Places
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Affordable Connectivity Program Dashboard

This dashboard visualizes the data released on Affordable Connectivity Program utilization by the Universal Service Administrative Company.

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Institue for Local Self-Reliance
  • #Broadband
Data & Tools
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Explore the Health Snapshot for Your Congressional District

This Dashboard provides actionable measures of health and its drivers calculated at the congressional district level, showing users how their district is doing on health outcomes, social and economic factors, and more.

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Congressional District Health Dashboard
  • #Health
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Whats in it for Rural? Analyzing the Opportunities for Rural America in IIJA, CHIPS, and IRA

This analysis identifies programs specifically relevant to rural community and economic development, based on three key classifications: rural exclusive, rural stipulated, and rural relevant.

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Brookings
  • #Workforce & Economic Development
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Tell Congress to Fund the ACP!

Failure by Congress to fund this program will force millions of households  on tight budgets to choose between internet access and other essential services. Visit DontDisconnectUs.org to contact your legislator!

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TRF
  • #Broadband
TRF Reports
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Finding Funding for Fiber

Access to broadband has transformed our economy and our society. This new document from Texas Rural Funders helps demystify funding and clarify the vocabulary of broadband development.

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Texas Rural Funders
  • #Broadband