In one sense, this is merely a story about how to end the rural-urban digital divide: Don’t rely on big corporations, and instead help locals band together with the kind of government grants or low-cost loans that helped bring electrification in the 1930s.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are key in attracting people to rural communities. That type of investment in recreation opportunities is rare, but important to a small town.
Rural people vary in many ways, but they share the common values of community, and they believe their communities can inspire courage. Rural people "do hard things."
Farmers and ranchers described what is a "perfect storm" threatening Montana’s most important industry.
Opinion: The Federal Communications Commission is rolling back consumer protection to make things easier for telecommunications giants. Meanwhile, congressional measures that could help are moving slowly or not at all.