Internet Speed Below Federal Standard in Over Half of U.S. Counties, Smallest Counties Most Impacted by Digital Divide

March 2, 2020 | Broadband, General RCAP News

Flawed data supplied to federal government paints an inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage   WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. counties experience the internet at speeds below minimum standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with…

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NACo, Rural LISC and RCAP launch mobile app and announce the Bridging the Economic Divide Partnership to address rural broadband access

March 4, 2019 | Broadband, General RCAP News, Press Releases

The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) have partnered to address the critical need for affordable high-speed internet for rural communities across the country. Together, the three organizations…

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Society of Environmental Journalists: Oil fracking poses similar concerns as gas fracking

March 7, 2011 | Broadband, Rural, USDA

March 2, 2011The technique called hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) that is increasingly being used to extract natural gas is drawing widespread attention, concern, and media coverage across the country. Next up: oil fracking.As fracking for gas has proven successful from…

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RCAP in the news: A new idea is taking root in Pasadena (Houston Chronicle article)

November 16, 2009 | Applications, Broadband, Funding

Taken from the Nov. 16, 2009, issue of the Houston Chronicle.A new idea is taking root in Pasadena (Texas)Residents of mobile home park band together to buy the land they live onBy MIKE SNYDERHOUSTON CHRONICLE In the laundry room of a…

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