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    Communicators with Shirley Bloomfield

    Shirley Bloomfield talked about expanding broadband availability further into rural areas of the U.S.

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    Rural Economies and Innovation

    Small business owners outlined their recommendations for how rural economies can innovate and grow. Ideas included tax incentives, community block grants, federal funding guarantees and job…

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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Officials from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, Delaware, and Colorado testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on proposals to modernize infrastructure in…

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    Rural Drinking Water

    Water experts testified on challenges facing drinking water systems serving small and rural communities, particularly involving compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.…

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Health…

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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

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    Rural Broadband

    Shirley Bloomfield talked about the nation’s transition from outdated 20th century copper-based technology to fiber and all IP technology. She discussed what the Federal Communication…

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    Rural Health Care

    Panelists talked about challenges rural communities face in accessing health care coverage. They focused on federal initiatives to enhance health care access and an effort to hire and train…

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    Demographics of Rural America

    John Cromartie and Jim Webster spoke about social, economic and demographic trends and changes in rural parts of the United States. They discussed the effects of the 2008 housing collapse and the recession,…

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    Communicators with Jeff Gardner

    Jeff Gardner talked about telecommunications issues. Topics included competition and collaboration among telephone companies and providing broadband service to rural areas. Paul Barbagallo…

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    Rural Telecommunications

    Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study, “Broadband for Rural…

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