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Connected: Murfreesboro, NC

In Murfreesboro, North Carolina, access to high-speed internet has revolutionized local business operations and communications for its nearly 3,000 residents. The internet enhances the way the local community lives and does business. It enables small businesses and local organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, public library, realtors, and restaurants to streamline business operations and boost… Read more

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The Importance Of The Internet In Connecting A Small Town with Larger Communities

Internet access is increasingly essential for the growth and success of rural communities across the country. We recently visited Murfreesboro, N.C. — a town with less than 3,000 residents — for an Internet Community Crawl to hear directly from local business owners and community leaders about the impact of internet-enabled services in the rural community…. Read more

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Connected: LaGrange, GA

The business scene in Georgia’s Third District continues to thrive thanks to increased access to the internet. For this rural town, expanded internet access allows a local art museum, a bike shop, a catering company, and a brewery to build relationships with customers and drive growth with the local community. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and… Read more

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Connected: Holladay, Utah

The town of Holladay, Utah has “evolved and grown from a place where pioneers would come for respite to a place that’s leading in technology.”- Congressman John Curtis (UT). In Holladay, local businesses and community organizations – including a coffee shop, food truck park, bakery, and an indoor swim club- leverage the internet in various… Read more

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Connected: Kankakee

What unites an event space, an art gallery, a pizza parlor, and a coffee shop? They all leverage the internet to engage with Kankakee locals and grow their presence beyond city limits. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and representatives from Internet Association member companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Yelp, Lyft, Thumbtack, Upwork, DoorDash, and Airbnb traveled… Read more

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Connected: Scottsdale, AZ

The business scene in Old Town Scottsdale has entered an age of incredible growth and expansion thanks to access to new and innovative online tools and resources. For all types of local businesses – including a real estate firm, an art gallery, a taco shop, an artisan jewelry store, and a Thai bistro – the… Read more

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Connected: Crown Heights, Brooklyn

The internet offers an infinite amount of opportunities for local communities to thrive. In Brooklyn, a taco shop, nonprofit theater, and an event space leverage the internet to empower their organizations and help take them to new heights. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and representatives from Internet Association member companies including Spotify, Uber, Lyft, and Amazon… Read more

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Connected: East Liberty, PA

What do a wellness center, a theater, a co-working space and nonprofit focused on building stronger communities have in common? They all rely on the internet in ways you might not expect. Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and representatives from Internet Association member companies Airbnb, eBay, Google, Lyft, Spotify, Thumbtack, and Uber traveled to East Liberty,… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

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