Even In Crisis Times, There Is A Push To Wire Rural America

In recent years, former coal miners were retrained to work with fiber optics, expanding high-speed Internet – and possible economic opportunities – to rural areas.; Credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR Kirk Siegler | NPR As the COVID-19 crisis took hold and schools in Lockhart, Texas, had to close and shift to remote learning, the school district quickly conducted a needs assessment.

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