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The Benefits of Fiber-To-The Home Networks

September 29, 2020

When rural communities decide to work on expanding local broadband, they have to decide what kind of network best meets the community’s needs. They often see a tradeoff between performance and cost. But in most situations, we actually don’t think communities need to compromise. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks have the fastest speeds, the highest quality connectivity, and often the lowest costs in the long run.

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Can emerging internet technologies solve rural connectivity issues?

July 8, 2020

Broadband is an essential building block when it comes to building a strong digital economy. For this blog, we’ve put together three emerging wireless broadband technologies, their advantages and drawbacks, and why we believe that even if there are short-term solutions towns can use to provide better access now, communities need to keep fiber internet as their north star to stay competitive in a digital economy and connected world.

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What does it take for a rural town to get high speed internet?

May 28, 2020

At CORI, we regularly hear from people in areas without broadband, wondering how their town can get connected—and how CORI can help.Data shows these folks are not alone.

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11 Small towns proving gigabit-speed broadband is possible in Rural America

April 13, 2020

In the 21st century, we can bring high speed internet to any place in America. The best path forward might look different depending on the community and state. But there should be no doubt that it’s possible. Now is the moment to close our digital divide once and for all.

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How limited broadband affects older adults during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

With a dramatic rise in rural hospital closures since 2010, and poor broadband infrastructure unable to support modern telehealth solutions, we as a nation are failing to protect aging rural Americans. Use this map to understand the scope of the issues facing our rural health care system, and where there may be opportunities to expand telehealth access.

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How broadband inequality complicates COVID-19 school closures in rural areas

March 17, 2020

These infrastructure failures that divide our children’s equal access to education, are only now getting the national attention they deserve. This grievous situation is a reminder that we must build future proof infrastructure that democratizes broadband and provides internet access to all Americans, regardless of where they live.

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