Reports Archive - Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America

As data changes, we stay current so you can get the most recent information. It's important to be up-to-date, but seeing how broadband and related issues have changed over time also has value. As we release new versions of our report, Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model for the Internet Era [pdf], with updated information we’ll connect you with prior publications here.

Decades after bringing electricity and telephone services to America’s rural households, cooperatives are tackling a new challenge: the rural digital divide. This report explains why co-ops are a model that works for rural areas, and features:

  • Maps showing areas where co-ops offer fiber Internet access
  • Information on funding sources for co-op broadband projects
  • Background on state legislation that hinders or supports broadband projects
  • Our recommendations on how state and federal governments can support co-ops’ efforts to connect rural America 

Links on this page will take you to original and current publications of the report. 

Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model for the Internet EraThe Fiber Future is Cooperative: Policy Brief On Rural Cooperative Fiber DeploymentNovember 2017 Edition [PDF]
 Updated Report Shows How Cooperatives Are Bridging the Digital DivideJune 2019 Edition [PDF]
 Third Edition of Policy Brief Reveals Increasing Gains in Co-op Fiber DeploymentDecember 2019 Edition [PDF]
 Cooperatives Continue to Grow Rural Fiber Networks in Updated ReportMay 2020 Edition [PDF]