Tag: Rural

In Wi-Fi ‘Dead Zones,’ Rural Students Can’t Log On to Virtual School

Shekinah and Orlandria Lennon were sitting at their kitchen table this fall, taking online classes, when video of their teachers and fellow students suddenly froze on their laptop screens. The wireless antenna on the roof had stopped working, and it could not be fixed.

Desperate for a solution, their mother called five broadband companies, trying to get connections for their home in Orrum, N.C., a rural community of fewer than 100 people with no grocery store or traffic lights.

All the companies gave the same answer: Service is not available in your area.

The response is the same across broad

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New internet performance data shows urban speeds improving while rural speeds plateau

Figure 1: Canada’s urban-rural digital divide

Figure 1 - Urban vs Rural Digital Divide

Data is based on 187,776 urban and rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Figure 2: Canada’s rural national median internet speeds, by month

Figure 2 - Rural Median Speeds

Data is based on 56,982 rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Figure 3: Canada’s urban national median internet speeds, by month.

Figure 3 - Urban Median Speeds

Data is based on 130,794 urban tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New data from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Internet Performance Test shows that Canada’s massive urban-rural digital divide persists during the first

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Rural Internet Options – September 2020

Rural Internet Providers

Living in the country can be blissful – except when it comes to rural internet options.

You may feel like there’s just no simple way to keep up with the rest of the online world. Cable internet is not available in most rural areas, and access to fiber-optic internet is very limited so far, even in large cities.

In fact, we’re here to help you find out how to get the internet in rural areas. In this guide, I’ll give you an overview of the choices available to you if you live in an area without traditional

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