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Closing the digital divide for underserved households and communities


The Last Mile for Stimulus

April 16, 2021

What does it take to deliver funding the “last mile” to the people who need it? Read more in President Tom Barkin’s latest essay. 

Tom Barkin
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Closing the Digital Divide

Second/Third Quarter 2020

Digital connections have become more important in a time of social distancing, but rural broadband access still lags behind cities.

Tim Sablik



Increasing Digital Access

March 25, 2021

Economists, policymakers, funders and practitioners discuss ways to increase broadband access and support students and teachers in the virtual learning space.


Closing the Digital Divide

Dec. 2, 2020

Alex Marré discusses the ongoing challenges of bringing broadband Internet service to everyone who needs it. Marre is a regional economist based at the Richmond Fed's branch office in Baltimore.

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