Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have released a report on rural broadband. Although the focus is on Pennsylvania, the researchers believe that their conclusions provide some insights into the challenges of bringing broadband to rural areas nationwide. The researchers emphasize that there is no single policy solution to increasing broadband penetration in rural areas. You can read more the report here and download a copy of the report here.
At the same time the National Governors Association has released a report on what states are doing to accelerate broadband deployment. You can read more about the report here. You can download a copy of the report here.