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Oklahoma a national leader in adopting Emergency Broadband Benefit program

EBB is a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadband program signup to help rural communities

Thu, May 20, 2021

The COVID-19 stimulus bill included discounts for broadband service. Oklahoma State University agricultural economics professor Brian Whitacre is helping to spread the word.

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Oklahoma State, Purdue team up to tackle digital divide in America

Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Researchers have determined some broadband policies instituted by states have been successful in expanding needed access while others not only failed to help, they have been detrimental.

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The Big Picture

Mon, May 18, 2020

OSU sets its sights on global solutions with its Tier 1 Research Initiatives

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OSU researchers working to connect rural Oklahoma with better broadband access

Thu, May 14, 2020

OSU researchers are working to connect rural oklahoma with better broadband access

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OSU's Rural Renewal Initiative wants to breathe new life into country communities

Thu, May 14, 2020

OSU's rural renewal initiative aims to reverse the downward slide of small communities

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Volunteers needed for business retention and expansion program

Fri, Jun 14, 2019

The CREATE BRIDGES project, a rural development initiative in two areas of Oklahoma, is seeking volunteers for a new Business Retention and Expansion program.

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Rural economy the focus of upcoming academies

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Three informative academies will take place in April to help residents of rural Oklahoma gain a better understanding of how the new innovative initiative CREATE BRIDGES can benefit their area.

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OSU’s Dave Shideler receives regional recognition for his economic development efforts

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Dave Shideler is the 2017 recipient of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Extension Individual Program Award for his work in economic and rural development.

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OSU, public libraries team up to bridge ‘digital divide’ in rural Oklahoma

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and public libraries in four Oklahoma towns are joining forces to provide broadband access to residents in some of the state’s more rural areas.

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