42 million Americans don't have high-speed internet. Local providers may be the key

Installing high-speed fiber internet in rural places like western Kansas is very expensive, even with government subsidies. Some smaller, local broadband providers are finding ways to make it work.

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Despite years of federal initiatives, high-speed internet remains out of reach for millions of rural Americans. Most big broadband companies say it’s just not profitable enough to connect remote places. But as David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports, some smaller, local broadband providers are finding ways to get rural customers connected in places the telecom giants have left behind.

DAVID CONDOS, BYLINE: Matt Stout is a farmer and

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