Conservation Training

Rural Broadband Tools and Resources in the NCR

February 27, 2023

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Webinar

Broadband availability and access continue to be a problem in the United States, especially among rural and tribal communities. Researchers at Michigan State University created a tract-level web application of provision levels in Census tracts across the contiguous United States over a period of several years. Researchers from the Purdue Center for Regional Development will explain the Digital Divide Index (DDI), which is a descriptive tool at the Census tract level (and counties, too) to help community stakeholders better understand their digital divide landscape. Both resources can help users better understand local broadband data.