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Digital Gap Between Rural and Nonrural America Persists

Publication Date: Aug 30, 2019

Access to broadband can be a significant barrier to providing telebehavioral health services in rural communities. The Pew Research Center recently shared that “Even though rural areas are more wired today than in the past, other research shows that substantial segments of rural America still lack the infrastructure needed for high-speed internet, and what access these areas do have tends to be slower than that of nonrural areas. The Federal Communications Commission is on Phase II of its Connect America Fund, a plan to expand broadband access and mobile coverage for rural communities in the U.S.” Read the full article at https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/31/digital-gap-between-rural-and-nonrural-america-persists/.