Infrastructure

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Broadband Resources

A collection of broadband resources for funding, advocacy, and community program opportunities for rural community leaders.

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Economic Recovery Corps

IEDC

Explore the 65 catalytic projects that ERC Fellows will be advancing over the next 2.5 years alongside local host organizations and communities across the United States, U.S. Territories, and Tribal Nations.

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Designing Scalable Co-Funding Solutions for Broadband and Digital Equity

Resources and learnings for rural communities to participate in the new federal funding available for high-speed broadband internet.

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What Is Possible When High-Speed Broadband Comes To Town

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

The impact of high-speed broadband in rural America can be transformative, enabling job attraction, innovation hubs, youth tech education, entrepreneurial growth, and improved health outcomes. Learn what’s possible when high-speed internet comes to town from five innovative communities across the US.

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Analyzing the opportunities for rural America in IIJA, CHIPS, and IRA

Brookings Institution

Brookings Institute authors estimate >$464 billion, or 45% of the combined appropriations in these three laws, present a significant opportunity for rural America and offer recommendations on how to maximize the benefits.

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Designing Scalable Co-Funding Solutions for Broadband and Digital Equity

Dec. 12th, 2023, 5PM

Join this webinar for way to unlock private and philanthropic contributions to help public broadband and digital inclusion funding reach underserved communities.

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The Equity of Economic Opportunity in Rural America

The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

Research on rural America’s economic opportunity from CORI highlights growing disparities due to the knowledge economy’s focus on urban areas. It emphasizes the need for equitable policy and investment in rural regions to address systemic inequities and enable rural participation in the knowledge economy.

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Built Infrastructure and Regional Development

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society

Article that argues that infrastructural systems’ material, social, fiscal and political dimensions potentially deepen rather than mitigate structural ‘left behind-ness’.

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Will EDA’s Recompete Pilot Program reach rural America?

Brookings Institution

Brookings Institute authors offer recommendations on how rural areas can maximize the opportunity to compete for Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program funding.

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The Rural Aperture Project: Leveraging Data to Gain New Insights Into Rural America

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

The Rural Aperture Project uses data to redefine rural America’s narrative, focusing on its diversity and economic realities. This resource, essential for practitioners and policymakers, offers accessible data for informed rural development strategies and storytelling.

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Understanding Broadband Resilience and Natural Disaster Risk

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

It’s essential to build resilient broadband systems to withstand natural disasters, but resilience varies by region and type of infrastructure. New research and tools from CORI will help in planning/upgrading broadband infrastructure in disaster-prone areas, ensuring continuity in communication and public safety services.

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How To Organize a Rural Action Infrastructure

Discussion with rural leaders about working together across interests and regions to take advantage of opportunities.