April 2000 | NTIA Special Publication

Advanced Telecommunications in Rural America

National Telecommunications and Information Administration;

Abstract: This is a joint report of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) in response to a request by ten U.S. Senators that NTIA and RUS examine six issues related to the availability and deployment of advanced telecommunication capabilities to all Americans, particularly those who live in rural areas. The report provides an initial assessment of the availability and rate of deployment for rural and non-rural areas to help gauge whether all American are benefiting from advanced capabilities.

Keywords: Broadband; telecommunication services

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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