Project Title: Broadband’s Impact on the Rural Heartland
BASIS Advisor: Mr. Hirsch
Internship Location: Chris McGovern
Onsite Mentor: Connected Nation
Access to broadband in rural parts of America has always been tough to come by. With the pandemic, however, that limited access to internet services has become much, much worse. Stories of teachers and students parking in walmarts to gain access to high speed internet for distance learning and using school bus wifi for hotspots have been told again and again. This project will explore how states in the heartland can create a more competitive environment for new broadband companies entering the market, which in turn could mean better access to high speed internet. In addition to this, case studies will be evaluated in different parts of the heartland that tell success stories of how high speed internet can help people.
I was able to start my internship with Connected Nation on Tuesday, April 6th. Because I just started, however, a lot of my time was spent getting acquainted with other staff members and my responsibilities as an intern. With that being said, I was still able to explore some pretty interesting things about broadband infrastructure. […]
Because my internship with Connected Nation starts next week, much of the information in this blog post will come from books, prior research, and news articles. With that said, today I’m going to be exploring how broadband availability is mapped and why some of these maps can be faulty. The Federal Communications Commissions’ (FCC) broadband […]
About Me:Hello! My name is Charlie Koepp and I’ve been attending Basis Independent Brooklyn since 6th grade. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and football, lifting, reading, and listening to vinyl records. In the fall, I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison with plans to study political science and business. My project:While my […]