FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has declared August Rural Broadband Month. In this video, IIA Honorary Chairman (and former Congressman) Rick Boucher discusses the challenges — and opportunities — in connecting every corner of America with high-speed internet access.

For more from Boucher on rural broadband deployment, check out the below op-eds and blog posts he’s penned over the years.

Leaving Rural America Behind

Regulating Prices For Business Data Services Will Widen Network Gap Between Urban And Rural America

The FCC’s Step to Provide Certainty in Rural Communications

Enhancing Mobile Broadband Spectrum in Rural America