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Telehealth gives rural Missouri greater access to health care The telehealth network has helped connect patients to healthcare providers from their own homes — but it requires broadband access in order to work. And even when the technology is bought and ...
Little legislative progress on improving Missouri broadband Since 2012, there have been at least six bills proposed in the Missouri legislature regarding broadband, but all were unsuccessful.
And while there has been progress federally and locally, with GovEric Greitens' administration bringing in over $40 million for broadband access in schools, experts say bringing broadband access to Missouri will take a major, continuous effort.
"No one organization or institute was tasked with solving broadband, and no one entity can solve the problem," said Luke Holtschneider, rural development manager for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
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Listen to the reporters talk about covering this issue in these podcasts.
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Rural broadband podcast: Agriculture This is podcast is part of a four-part series on rural broadband.
Rural broadband podcast: Education This is part of a four-part series on rural broadband in Missouri.
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