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Roberto Gallardo

Broadband: What Policies Would Help Most?

Will the market alone take care of rural America’s broadband needs – eventually? In the last installment of our broadband series, the authors outline the types of public policies they think will help improve rural broadband.

Broadband Availability: Geography Matters

Across the board, rural areas lag urban ones in their access to broadband. A first-of-its-kind map and a state-by-state chart compute that geographical difference in “availability,” which is the first piece of the rural broadband puzzle.

Less Diverse = Older

Between 2000 and 2010, most of the U.S. became more ethnically diverse. But metro counties diversified faster ethnically than did rural counties. Relatedly, the median age in rural counties grew faster than the national average.