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Blog // Connect Nevada

Rural Broadband Barriers Revealed at Annual WSSA Conference

By Jeremy Thacker

Scholars are taking home a better understanding of the Nevada and Texas broadband landscape thanks to an important conference last week in Houston. Connect Nevada’s Chris McGovern and Elizabeth Riesser were on hand at the 54th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) to shed light on the reasons why people in rural areas do or do not use broadband across the states. Presenting from their paper, “Choosing to Connect: Broadband Adoption and Barriers in Rural Texas and Nevada” the pair examined the barriers that prevent people from subscribing to the life-changing service. Right now, only 49% of rural residents in...

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