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Rural America Radio

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Luisa Handem

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Ricky Williams is our guest today. Mr. Williams is an educator in the San Antonio, Texas area, helping students in high school improve their SAT scores. Today, our show discusses the power of computers and high-speed Internet in providing opportunities for students, particularly in low-income and underserved areas, to pursue their education. We will mention the FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, and his recent visit to India, where he summarised what the US government is doing to beat the odds and make broadband accessible to all students in the US. Rural America Radio Addresses technology and current affairs issues pertaining to rural communities across the US. Our focus in 2009-2010 is" Broadband for Rural Areas". We will interview guests, and bring you the most up-to-date information on progress being made in bridging the digital divide between urban/suburban and rural areas. We will also feature different topics of human interest, including agriculture, in remote and rural areas. Rural America Radio is hosted by Luisa Handem Piette, the Managing Director of RuMBA USA -- the Rural Mobile & Broadband Alliance. Rural America Radio is produced in collaboration with RuMBA USA and its members. Listeners are encouraged to send their questions by e-mail to luisahandem@rumbausa.com, or to call the guest line at Blog Talk Radio 646-378-1746. The Obama administration has set aside over $7bn for deployment and adoption of high-speed Internet in rural areas, and we would like to keep you informed about progress in allocating funds to our neighbors in underserved and unserved communities. Rural America Radio is an upbeat and exciting show designed to stimulate discussion about the socio-economic development of rural America.