Broadband in Appalachia

Bankruptcy, Blackouts and Broken Broadband Promises

This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. For more stories from Mountain State Spotlight, visit The pandemic caps a decade of West Virginia’s struggles with Frontier over internet service. In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Dean, who owns a restaurant and convenience store in […]

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HHS Plan to Improve Rural Health Focuses on Better Broadband, Telehealth Services

Knowing it may be met with some skepticism, the Trump administration announced last week a sweeping plan that officials say will transform health care in rural America. Even before the coronavirus pandemic reached into the nation’s less-populated regions, rural Americans were sicker, poorer and older than the rest of the […]

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How Kentucky Gambled for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From a Broadband Program It Didn’t Qualify For

In the spring of 2015, KentuckyWired, the Bluegrass State’s ambitious plan to bring high-speed internet access into rural areas, had ground to a halt. Officials were in talks with Macquarie Capital, an Australian investment bank known for organizing big infrastructure projects around the globe, to build and manage the new […]

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