Building the Foundation for Greater Rural Prosperity
Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. (RISI) is proud to announce the Rural Tennessee Broadband Project. This project will be conducted in partnership with The Ayers Foundation’s sister organization, TAF Covid Response Foundation, and is made possible through COVID-19 relief funding from the governor’s office.
The goal of the Rural Tennessee Broadband Project is to ensure every rural county in Tennessee designated at-risk or distressed has an opportunity to close their broadband gaps once and for all.
A reliable and fast internet connection is no longer a luxury, but a true necessity of 21st-century life. Work, education, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship all rely on fast internet. Rural places with good internet are better able to provide opportunities for the young Tennesseans who grew up there to stay and thrive in the rural places they love and call home.
Today, more state and federal funding than ever is available to permanently fix broadband gaps. With this in mind, Rural Innovation Strategies Inc., experts in rural economic development and rural broadband expansion, were engaged to provide technical support for the at-risk and distressed counties in rural Tennessee to ensure that every county can take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to fix their broadband for good with future-proof, resilient infrastructure.