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Tribal leaders, lawmakers chide FCC for lack of progress on broadband

Tribal representatives told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access. ... Read more»

Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas 'in jeopardy,' lawmakers told

The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

Foreign-born doctors are vital to Arizona’s rural communities

For some patients living in rural areas, being treated by a foreign doctor is the only option they have.... Read more»

Rural lawmakers look to new leaders from outside Tucson, Phx

With a new Senate president and a new House speaker, Arizona's rural lawmakers are hoping for a shift in focus from Tucson and Phoenix to more concern over the state's more sparsely populated communities.... Read more»