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By Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Governor 

Bridging the Digital Divide


September 22, 2022

Over the years, Nebraskans have built thousands of miles of trails, rails, power lines, and highways to connect our state. This connectivity has helped our urban and rural communities thrive.

Yet as more of our lives have gone online, we’ve seen a digital divide develop. It’s easier and less expensive to deliver high-speed internet to houses close together in cities than it is to reach ranch homes spaced miles apart. For this reason, broadband infrastructure in rural Nebraska has lagged behind our urban centers.

As Governor, my vision is to grow Nebraska. That means growing every p...

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