How to get High Speed Internet In Rural America with Dr. Christopher Ali

The Business Samurai

Aug 15 2022 • 37 mins

How to get High-Speed Internet in Rural America has been a major issue for years. Dr. Ali and I discuss the challenges to get a faster adoption rate and infrastructure built to expand broadband. Dr. Christopher Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia (now at Penn State). He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include communication policy and regulation, rural broadband, critical political economy, critical geography, media localism, and local news. Christopher’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Hill, and Realtor Magazine is a frequent commentator on the subjects of broadband, media policy, and local news, with interviews in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNET, CBC, Bloomberg, and other major national and international news outlets. Christopher’s current research focuses on broadband policy and deployment in the US, specifically in rural areas. His recently released book, Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity examines the complicated terrain of rural broadband policy in the US. Farm Fresh unpacks the politics of broadband policy, asking why millions of rural Americans lack broadband access and why the federal government, and large providers, are not doing more to connect the unconnected. Buy His Book (Here) View (UVA Presentation)