Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative Evaluation

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The purpose of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative evaluation is to examine the impact and added value of broadband connectivity on North Carolina communities, businesses, and citizens. Special attention is paid in this evaluation the impacts and advancements facilitated by the capital investment made by Golden LEAF. The identification and assessment of the changes stimulated by broadband connectivity will provide evidence about whether broadband is a worthwhile investment. This annual report is our Year 2 Report, and serves as a follow-up to last year’s baseline report. It will demonstrate the changes made in the last twelve months. As with the 2011 report, this evaluation seeks to map the infrastructure investments made in broadband connectivity with critical outputs and outcomes in the areas of market, economic, education, and societal impact.

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