Tag Archives: rural

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »

No computer in 82% rural schools: Survey

Poor condition of a government school in the Phalian Mandal area on the outskirts of Jammu. File photo Vikas Sharma Tribune News Service Jammu, The state has failed to upgrade the infrastructure in schools run by it. The problem, however, seems to be more in rural areas, where students are deprived of many facilities. This has been revealed in the ... Read More »

HMSI plans rural push to capture bigger pie in bikes segment

NEW DELHI: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is pushing hard for a bigger pie in the domestic bike segment with plans to open 70 per cent of its 500 new outlets planned for this fiscal in rural markets to tap new buyers. The company also plans to launch an all-new motorcycle model for the Indian market in this ongoing fiscal in order to ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Microsoft reportedly plans to announce a proposal to tap the unused spaces between television broadcasts to deliver high-speed broadband internet to more than 2 million Americans. The unused channels between TV broadcasts are called white spaces and they’re typically set aside for television channels, but they can also send internet data. Microsoft wants to use these white spaces to enhance broadband access in rural ... Read More »

Microsoft proposing $10B program to bring broadband internet to rural America

Sherry Scott, a schoolteacher in southern Virginia, tests a new broadcast internet system as part of a pilot program by Microsoft and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities to extend access to more rural students. (Microsoft) In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone of an effort to connect the ... Read More »

Study: ‘Education Finance In NH Heading To A Rural Crisis’

Colebrook Academy is pictured. New study shows rural towns like Colebrook, Hinsdale, Greenville, Lancaster, Berlin, Northumberland, and Newport – assuming nothing else changes – “will have to increase their tax rates by as much as 10 percent even before allowing for cost increases in other areas.” CONCORD — Nearly 30 years ago Claremont, Allenstown, Pittsfield, Franklin and Lisbon sued the ... Read More »

Ford focusses on rural areas for expansion

American automaker Ford has been undertaking various social welfare and customer interaction initiatives in recent times. As part of company’s growth plans, the automaker will be expanding its service and sales network across tier-3 and tier-4 towns. As against the current 376 sales and service facility in the country, Ford will increase it to 500 outlets in next 2-3 year ... Read More »

IIM Calcutta to come up with collaborative rural community

IIM Calcutta’s Social Informatics Research Group has decided to come up with a project in order to build the next-generation of collaborative and responsive rural community. 50 smart phones have been donated by Panasonic India for this project so as to study the usage of smartphone. IIM Calcutta The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta’s Social Informatics Research Group has ... Read More »

Premature deaths, overdoses bigger problem in rural US

Getty Images Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont. (File photo). A country home might be a less healthy home, a lot less healthy. Almost 1 in 5 rural counties in the U.S. saw increases in the number of premature deaths over the past decade — even as most large urban ... Read More »