In light of the significant national interest and investment being made in broadband expansion into rural America, it is essential to examine policy and program options that can spur the growth of broadband access and use by rural people, farm/non-farm enterprises, and places. Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options 
By GallardoStrover, and Whitacre (MAR 2013)

Policy Options for Broadband in Rural Regions – Policy Brief (pdf)
Technical Report (pdf)
Broadband Executive Summary (pdf)
Powerpoint Presentation

Citations In The Press
National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center Report Cites Benefits
By David Salway ( Guide) 2013