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Hi Anne! I do see synergies. Highlander works with many groups in Appalachia who are organizing around rural broadband and we are expanding our focus on this work in the next 1-3 years. Certainly, access to technology and Internet is a barrier for many of the folks we work with. I could see your organization serving as a host organization or partner in the third cohort! If you're interested in talking more, please email me at

This is very helpful! Thank you!

Hi Kate,
We are seeking funding to continue the work with a third cohort and possibly to expand the project by including the Deep South in the third and possible future cohorts. We are also committed to lifting up Affrilachian communities and supporting indigenous communities and communities of color in Appalachia who are impacted by extractive and exploitative industries and who are working to address land justice, land ownership, and access to land.
Thank you!