In Stateline, Christopher Mitchell Offers Hope For Faster Internet in Rural Communities

Date: 17 Jan 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Christopher Mitchell

January 11th, 2019

Media Outlet: Pew Charitable Trusts 

Some state laws actually make it harder for rural communities to gain quality Internet access, despite the availability of federal funding for broadband. Christopher Mitchell, director of ILSR’s Broadband initiative, details the role electrical cooperatives can play to provide high speed Internet even with restrictive state laws in place.

Here is an excerpt:

“Electric cooperatives are simply the single greatest hope for most of rural America to have really good internet access.”

Read the full story here.