Oklahoma State University and Four Public Libraries Team Up to Bridge ‘Digital Divide’ in Rural Oklahoma
A new partnership between Oklahoma State University and public libraries in four Oklahoma towns soon will provide broadband access in rural Oklahoma, the groups said Monday.
The effort is led by OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources along with the Elgin Community Library, the Rieger Memorial Library in Haskell, the Thomas-Willhite Memorial Library in Perkins and the Seminole Public library.
“This pilot program is something that has never been done in rural Oklahoma and hopefully will allow residents and civic leaders to experience firsthand how broadband access can improve people’s quality of life and strengthen local communities,” Brian Whitacre, OSU Cooperative Extension agricultural economist and the program’s principal investigator, said in a statement.
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