Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana Law Review Vol. 56

Connecting with the World: Rural Broadband Issues & Opportunities

Symposium: November 11, 2022


Symposium Networking Night: Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Ash & Elm Cider Co.

An opportunity to gather in person for conversation and encourage law students, faculty, staff, and legal professionals to attend. The event will include small group discussions, appetizers, and drinks. The suggested attire is business casual. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP here:

Virtual Symposium: Friday, November 11 from 9:30am-2:00pm

Attorneys in attendance are eligible for 4.0 CLE credits. Registration is free and available here:


Internet access is at the heart of American life. Broadband infrastructure provides access to employment, economic development, education, healthcare, and more. The Internet is the backbone of our economy and our society, and it intersects with nearly all areas of law.

Broadband infrastructure and internet access are timely and pressing topics; the historic lack of internet access is leaving many rural communities behind. Without the Internet, rural and low-income households are deprived of critical access to remote work, online education, and telehealth. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted these existing issues and brought a new focus on how to solve them.

Congress and the White House are addressing some of these issues through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which includes $65 billion to expand broadband access in communities across the U.S., create more low-cost broadband service options, subsidize the cost of service for low-income households, and provide funding to address the digital equity and inclusion needs of our communities.

Questions: Please contact Allie Jones (