Rural areas are consistently disadvantaged simply because the more people that are in a town, the more attractive the town is for businesses; rural locations are negatively affected by economies of scale. Everything may cost more, including Internet, and in some cases there may be no Internet providers at all. In this video podcast, Dr. Sharon Strover interviews Suzanne McClure on the cost of broadband and discusses the concept of the “cooperative” with Heather McDonald and Brian Siegfried.