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Posted inCoronavirus

Rural Vaccination Rate Grows by about 0.6% of the Population

Explore a full-page version of the map. An additional 285,000 rural Americans completed their Covid-19 vaccinations last week, raising the overall rate of completed vaccinations by about 0.6 percentage points to 34% of the rural population, according to data from the Centers from Disease Control and state departments of health. The rate of metropolitan completed […]

Posted inBroadband and Technology

Commentary: Rural Communities Ahead of a Rough Technology Sunset

Over the next 18 months or so, the large telecom companies such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will be turning off their 3G copper wire networks – what they call “sunsetting” or “retiring” the networks.   AT&T has stated they will sunset their 3G network in February of 2022. Verizon will sunset its CDMA (a popular cell phone standard) network at the end of 2022, and […]