Smart Rural Communities, podcast, rural, broadband

Rural communities building a brighter future for
Small Town America and the people who make it happen


EPISODE 1: Pelican Rapids: Proudly Rural, Powered by Arvig

In the inaugural episode, Laura Withers and Josh Seidemann discuss the genesis of the Smart Rural Communities® program and the requirements to earn this prestigious designation. Caitlin Stoecker from NTCA member company Arvig discusses how upgrading broadband for Pelican Rapids, Minn., improved the quality of life and economic flexibility of this Smart Rural Community, allowing residents to enjoy the small town feel of rural America and the opportunities that come with the internet speeds of a major city.

Listen and subscribe to the Smart Rural Communities Podcast to learn how rural broadband providers are bringing advanced digital infrastructure to small towns and regions, using powerful fiberoptic networks to jumpstart economic growth, ignite educational opportunities, and improve healthcare in some of America’s most remote areas.