RPA’s Allen Smart and Betsey Russell were asked by The Chisel to write about rural broadband access. The piece brings to light the impacts that follow when high speed internet is not accessible. A number of reference articles are provided to support the discussion. Questions are raised as to what strategies local communities can pursue..What can and should be done from a policy perspective? What are the best practices of implementation from a technical standpoint? The original piece can be found at the Chisel. Chisel is a site for public comment and civil conversation on a variety of important and timely policy topics. Please join the discussion on The Chisel site.