As social distancing forces us online, rural America is being left behind

It’s hard to get internet service at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, a tribal councilwoman for the 426-person Havasupai Nation that inhabits the reservation in Supai, Arizona, has had to learn how to refract signal off of “whatever canyon wall looks flattest” in order to get an internet connection.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 09:00