Center for Rural Strategies Rural Latin@s and Broadband Edyael Casaperalta
Rural Latinos Latino population growth since 2000 has offset non-Latino population loss in many nonmetro counties. Rural Latinos Source: U.S. Census Bureau, PEW Hispanic Center, Economic Research Service Rural: 52 million Latino: 35.3 million or 12.5%
South Dakota Lincoln County Shannon County
Internet Use Amongst Latinos 68% English-speaking Latinos have broadband at home.
Broadband in Rural 46% of rural residents have broadband at home.
To articulate national broadband policies that provide opportunities for
rural communities to participate fully in the nation's democracy, economy, culture, and society, and
To spark and kindle national collaboration among rural broadband advocates.
Rural Broadband Principles 1. Communication is a fundamental human right. 2. Rural America is diverse. 3. Local ownership and investment in community is the priority. 4. Network neutrality and open access are vital.