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    Rural Telecom White Papers

    FRS launched the Rural Telecom Educational Seried as part of an ongoing effort to promote rural telecom and educate those who will determine its future. The series has played a vital role in educating both national and local policy-makers on the issues facing community-based telecom providers. FRS publishes papers on an ongoing basis that highlight critical issues to rural telecommunications, such as universal service, net neutrality and wireless technology. One copy of each paper is complimentary; additional copies are available for purchase. You can access these papers outlining some of the current topics and most pressing challenges that confront rural telecommunications companies in the Rural Telecom White Papers.

    Educational Products

    The FRS eStore offers a wide variety of of educational materials that serve as crucial resources for helping those within the industry distribute important information to consumers. These serve as key links between community-based companies and their customers, enabling them to better convey the critical role that telecom providers fulfill and to alert customers about issues within the industry that impact their lives.

    Our range of products support rural telecom companies' efforts to keep consumers informed and meet different mandates like lifeline/linkup program requirements. Check them out and and browse documents that will give you a more privileged look at rural telecommunications terminology and careers.

  • A Cyber Economy: The Transactional Value of the Internet in Rural America
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    Produced by iGR, a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry, and commissioned by the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). The report examines the nature of internet transactions and attempts to quantify the value of those transactions. View PDF

  • Aging in Place and the Role of Broadband
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    Highlights opportunities for seniors to stay in their homes as they age and still receive excellent standards of care via broadband technology. It underscores an important issue in rural communities where access to doctors and specialists can be limited, or require long drives. View PDF

  • Job Creation From Rural Broadband Companies
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    This white paper demonstrates the positive job creation and retention impacts of rural broadband providers as well as the far-reaching economic impacts arising from those jobs.
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  • Rural Economic Development: Building Sustainable Community
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    Stresses the importance of rural telcos and businesses becoming involved in the economic development of their communities in order for those communities to survive and grow. View PDF

  • Rural Education and the Role of Broadband
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    Highlights the growing uses of broadband in rural educational settings. This papers takes you past just researching a term paper, but provides real world examples of rural schools flipping the classroom, using distance education, and developing ways to use digital textbooks. View PDF

  • Smart Agriculture and the Role of Broadband
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    Highlights the need for broadband for rural farmers to own and operate 21st Century businesses. The uses for broadband go well beyond e-mailing. Wired and wireless devices can be used to: monitor and track moisture in the soil, buy and sell livestock online, check market reports, and much more. View PDF

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