FRS Educational Materials turn complex communications issues into something that is easy to understand for our customers and for decision makers in Washington. The value and importance of the FRS Educational Materials to rural America is immense.”
Ron Hinds
- Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation

Education Materials

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is committed to providing timely and pertinent educational materials for both the telecommunications community and the general public. Materials range from a series of white papers on telecom issues to informational DVDs and mailers that can be used by schools, local businesses, and government agencies. Many of our products and materials are free of charge and are strictly for awareness purposes, such as our Rural Telepedia "Wiki" which provides an updated glossary of rural telecom terms. Other materials are only available for purchase. For more information on purchasing on educational products, please visit the products catalog on the E-Store.

If you have any questions, please contact FRS at 703-351-2026.

Informational Mailers

Glossary of Rural Telecommunications Terms

Guide to Careers in Rural Telecommunications

Rural Telepedia Glossary of Rural Telecommunications Terms (Wiki)

Books
Builder of the Past, Architect of the Future
Telephone Cooperatives: Keeping Rural America Connected

DVDs
Distracted Driving: The True Story of Ashley Umscheid
Documentary: Connecting Rural America

Resource Materials

2016 Foundation for Rural Service and the Hudson Institute Briefing Paper - The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband

2012 Foundation for Rural Service and the Hudson Institute Briefing Paper - Broadband for Rural America: Economic Impacts and Economic Opportunities.

2011 Foundation for Rural Service and the Hudson Institute Briefing Paper - The Economic Impact of of Rural Telecommunications: The Greater Gains.