First Electricity, Now Internet: Rural Areas Struggle To Gain Infrastructure

OKEMAH, Okla. — Rural areas are often the last to receive broadband. The lack of broadband is similar to another issue that rural communities faced decades ago — rural electrification.  About 22% of Americans who live in rural areas that lack broadband, compared to 1.5% of those in cities, according to the Federal Communications Commission.  […]

Improving Broadband Service is County Board’s Study Session Topic

URBANA – The Champaign County Board is getting ready to study ways to improve local broadband.  That includes a Finance Committee-of-the-Whole study session Tuesday evening, June 29, beginning at 6 PM at the county’s Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. The county board is considering spending some of Champaign County’s more than $40 million in American […]