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Globalization and technology aren't the only factors crushing the heartland.

Jory Geiser leans against his truck on his ranch in Sioux County, Neb. Mr. Geiser owns around 600 cattle. Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times

How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has traveled to 41 states talking to people about the digital divide in rural communities. On one of those trips, he met with farmers ...

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA)

A flag on a memorial in Tiptonville, Tenn. Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times

Rural America's Future Is Riding on a Cell Signal

The Adult Education Center building in Bethel, Alaska, in 1987. The town has modernized considerably since then.Rob Stapleton/AP

Rural America worries it will miss out on 5G

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A home is decorated for Christmas in Harrison, Nebraska. Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times

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Cities Vs. Trump

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The Need For Better Wastewater Technologies in Rural America

Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health

Health Professional Shortage Areas: Primary Care

Driving into Staunton, Virginia

50 Small Business Ideas for Rural Areas

Dollar General Hits a Gold Mine in Rural America

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The public library in Calais, Maine, lets users borrow Wi-Fi hotspots. Technology & Information Policy Institute, University of Texas, CC BY-ND

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Hundreds of rural counties continue to lose population, but growth is widespread near urban areas and in recreational areas. Provided by author

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Austin, Minnesota

How Education Is Failing Rural America: In rural communities, education is an engine of

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'Can Rural America Be Saved?' Is the Wrong Question - CityLab

Delivering Broadband to Rural America: Community Broadband Initiatives

Downtown Red Wing, Minnesota

Urban and rural America are becoming increasingly polarized - Washington Post

The key to understanding the 2018 midterm results — and the future of American politics — isn't ideology or culture. It's the different economies of red and ...

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Urbanization and the Mass Movement of People to Cities

But on the fringe where red meets white, you'll find rural Americans who are still waiting for good internet. Or any internet at all.

Rural America lifted Donald Trump to the presidency. But any suggestion of rural America as near-monolithic in its support for the president represents a ...

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The Stanton County Library in western Kansas built this outdoor area so local residents could use its Wi-Fi connection even when the library wasn't open.

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The urban-rural broadband adoption 'digital divide.' U.S. Census Bureau data, via NTIA, CC BY

Buhler's mayor, Daniel Friesen, understands why dying towns welcomed Dollar General out of desperation

School Reform for Rural America

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Among rural individuals, the share without access to a personal physician dropped 3.4 percentage points and the share unable to ...

Some Americans have fast internet, but many still lag behind – especially in rural areas. BlueRingMedia via shutterstock.com

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Rural America lifted Donald Trump to the presidency. But any suggestion of rural America as near-monolithic in its support for the president represents a ...

Time and time again we've seen that an investment in rural America is a good bet. And because of the hard work of everyday Americans and steadfast support ...

Many kinds of communications technology are cobbled together to get internet into the hollows. Image: Nate Milton/Motherboard

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How the Democratic vote changed in every county since 2004

Rural America lifted Donald Trump to the presidency. But any suggestion of rural America as near-monolithic in its support for the president represents a ...

About a quarter of rural Americans say access to high-speed internet is a major problem

Ride Hailing In Rural America: Like Uber With A Neighborly Feel

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Why many click farm jobs should be understood as digital slavery

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Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will - Motherboard

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Urban and rural America are becoming increasingly polarized - Washington Post

How Telehealth Can Close the Gap for Rural Patients

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with Crop Vitality

School Reform for Rural America. Education Next Issue Cover

McCaskill Blames Senate Defeat On Democratic 'Failure' With Rural America

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6 charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America | PBS NewsHour

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