Satellite dish in farm yard

Provides links to community resources for telecommunications including planning resources, case studies, funding programs, contact directories, organizations and federal agencies working in this area, and online publications.


people typing on a keyboards: Copyright iStock Photos Connecting Rural Communities

Southern Rural Development Center’s National e-Commerce Extension Initiative.

"Connecting Rural Communities, the most recently released curriculum in the National E-Commerce Initiative, is designed to help rural communities.  This guide is designed to enhance the use and adoption of information technology tools and infrastructure in rural communities."

Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-78) 70 pp, August 2009

National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative.

"Represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,400 rural utilities and affiliates in 47 states."

National Institute of Standards and Technology

DOC. Technology Administration.

American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association.

..."resource and advocate promoting access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology."

National Telecommunications Cooperative Association

National Telecommunications Cooperative Association.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

United States Department of Commerce.

Rural Telecommunications

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Rural Telecommunications Congress

Rural Telecommunications Congress.