Nation Apr 15

A data center in Palo Alto, California hosts one of the primary internet traffic 'switch' points in the United States. Photo by Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images
Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

Across rural America, a bandwidth gap separates communities like Weston from an increasingly digital world where high-speed internet has become a fundamental component of modern life, putting them at a disadvantage.

Education Feb 12

When small colleges close, their hometowns feel the pain

The financial problems — and wholesale shutdowns — affecting an escalating number of colleges and universities touch not only students, faculty and staff but also local economies, often in rural places where they are among the most important employers and…

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