GET CEO, Dain Schult, Discusses the Rationale Behind GET's Rural Strategy
GET CEO, Dain Schult, stated, "Home Grown Radio isn't just a catchy moniker or logo. This concept isn't about trying to get back an old industry or factory in a small town as much as it is about creating a higher quality of life for the people who live there while also enticing city-dwellers to move farther out. Small rural towns on the upturn frequently have dedicated citizens who realize potential where others see nothing. Those are the people who GET will be looking to assist with it range of services to the community to improve that quality of life.
"David J. Helpap (an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) has stated, 'Significant efforts have been made to explain why these variations exist. Although there are some exceptions, the focus has largely been on large and midsize cities rather than smaller municipalities. This is an important research gap. While the number of people that reside in small communities and rural areas is modest when compared to larger local governments, nearly 60 million people in the United States lived in rural areas in 2010. In 2003, more than one-third of the nation's urban population lived in communities with a population of less than 25,000.'
"Or as Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy, an associate professor of history at Alfred State (NY) puts it, 'Although much ink has been spilled maligning the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent move to repeal the Obama administration's "net neutrality" policies, the truth is that this decision will benefit rural Americans. First, the move rolls back government overreach, and allows the free market to govern the way the internet works. Now internet consumers will have choices, which President Obama tried to deny them… the repeal of net neutrality creates major new potential revenue streams for Internet Service Providers (ISPs)… means that internet access may become not only cheaper, but more widespread, especially in rural areas that desperately need more access to bolster job prospects and educational attainment.'
"GET's WISPLINX, as a wireless ISP, will be able to reach underserved rural communities which have trouble accessing high speed broadband Internet. Outdated FCC policies still assume a model where radio and TV dominate broadcast communications – sensible in the 1960s, but not now. There are several innovative services waiting in the wings for when GET is fully operational and public trading that will address small town communications in a radical new way.
"Rural brain drain is also a concern. where in rural US areas many of the 'best and brightest' high school students often go off to college, never to return to their rural home towns as working suppliers. But that concept is insulting to those who remain to work, live, and contribute in small towns with the thought they must not have been the best or the brightest, denigrating the clear work of small-business owners, farmers, ranchers, welders, truckers, public sector employees and others who all are vital contributors to the US economy.
"Country folks are _________ (fill in the blank). Depends on who you are as to how you fill in that blank, but not matter what, they are just folks. It's way past time to stop discounting or stereotyping them - to resist and negate the voices from ivory towers that belittle the South, the Sunbelt, the Rust Belt or anybody speaking with a drawl or a twang. The heartland is where GET will focus all its domestic services and products."
For more information about all these developments you can contact Dain Schult, GET's Chief Executive Officer.
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