Economic Benefits of Expanding Broadband in Select Missouri Counties

This study estimated the 10-year economic benefits that would result from expanding fixed broadband adoption in three Missouri counties that vary in their existing adoption levels and population size: Bollinger, Henry and Nodaway. Fixed broadband includes fiberoptic, cable, or DSL (digital subscriber line) technologies considered more reliable that other broadband connections.

Entrepreneurship, Broadband, and Gender: Evidence from Establishment Births in Rural America

The article is, “Entrepreneurship, Broadband, and Gender: Evidence from Establishment Births in Rural America” and it finds that broadband availability is a key factor leading to higher establishment birth rates across business size and gender in rural areas. The largest effects of broadband were on nonemployer, women-led and remote rural firms.

Clinton County Selected to Test New Broadband Technology

A small town in northwestern Missouri is one of seven communities in the nation testing experimental technology that could expand rural access to high-speed internet and the opportunities that can bring. Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a team that has been awarded a one-year, $300,000 grant through the technology nonprofit US Ignite’s Project…