Close the rural broadband gap

Keli Habiger
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Nearly one-third of Kansas residents live in rural areas and may lack access to high speed Internet. Significantly slower Internet access in rural areas creates a rural/urban digital divide and without access to Internet, rural residents lose out on opportunities that urban residents take for granted. In an interconnected world, access to broadband is a necessity.

Rural Kansans have less access to technology that would allow them a greater ability to do business, access health care and education, and improve their agricultural industry. This means individuals in rural areas are unable to take full advantage of the economic and educational opportunities available to their urban counterparts.

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