Plus: Enabling Remote Access in Remote Places
June 2, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Making the Connections to Get Connected
Small towns and rural regions throughout the United States lack access to high-speed internet (also called broadband). However, strategic outreach and advocacy efforts by local organizations and tech-savvy residents are helping overlooked communities — including Sullivan, Maine (pictured) — get online.
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Enabling Remote Access in Remote Places
Grayson County, Virginia, is scaling mountains to acquire high-speed internet and reliable cell phone services for its 15,000 residents (roughly half of whom are age 50-plus). When the ambitious undertaking is complete, the geographically vast but sparsely populated region will be one of the most connected rural counties in the nation.
LEARN HOW THE COUNTY IS CONNECTING
Livability News & Notes
Help for Getting or Staying Connected
— The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program is cutting the cost of internet access for households with low incomes or whose income declined substantially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cycling at 50+
— Many bicycle-riding readers of this newsletter answered the survey upon which this free, downloadable report is based.
Mineta Transportation Institute
Dementia-Friendly Community Evaluation Guide
— This new, free AARP-supported publication provides steps, examples and resources for dementia-friendly community programs and activities.
Dementia Friendly America
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