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Electric co-ops look to expand broadband offerings

CoBank report outlines keys to success and lessons learned from six co-ops bringing broadband to rural customers. 

Broadband telecommunications and internet access have become essential infrastructure for any community’s future prosperity. However, people living in rural communities today are four times more likely to lack access to broadband than those in urban communities.

While many remain without access to broadband, rural electric cooperatives -- some of which were formed nearly 80 years ago to bring electricity to rural America -- are increasingly making the move into broadband to fill

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