Lack of Internet Creates Job Hunt Challenges for Nebraskans

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January 7th, 2019



In a story for NET Nebraska, Allison Mollenkamp describes how a lack of broadband connectivity in more than 20 percent of Nebraska households can hinder efforts to find employment and connect with the outside world.

There are both private and public sector solutions to this problem. For the former, Do Space in Omaha provides computer and internet access to the public for free. As for the latter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a program that will help small communities through loans and grants get high-speed internet access.

“Our goal is to help focus and demonstrate, proof of concept is really what this is about, so that’s really what we’re looking for, is to open up the opportunity for a transformative connectivity of America, connecting our rural areas that are underserved,” said Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

For the full story, visit NET Nebraska.

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