How States Are Expanding Broadband Access: New research identifies tactics for connecting unserved communities

As the pandemic highlights gaps in broadband access, several older publications focused on efforts that states can undertake to strengthen broadband infrastructure have resurfaced, including an overview of state efforts from Pew. In Vermont, where a new state allows for multi-town broadband districts, efforts to improve access are accelerated amid the coronavirus pandemic. As noted in a PhilanthropyWorx piece, mobile hot spots do not work where cell coverage is poor, so these alternate strategies for expanding permanent infrastructure are key. Note: The PhilanthropyWorx piece contains a broader list of action strategies for placebased rural-focused funders which may be of interest to the Foundation. #covid-19 #rural

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