This fellowship has been an incredible opportunity. The experiences I have gained from working with the Foundation staff will be invaluable to me as I progress through my career."
Amanda Thaxton
- Former FRS Summer Intern

Rural Youth Survey

The 2017 Rural Youth Telecommunications Survey is now available!

The deadline for rural students to participate is May 15, 2017. FRS thanks you in advance for your help and dedication the youth of rural America.


The Foundation for Rural Service produces a biennial survey that helps community-based service providers gauge the usage patterns and buying trends of the domestic youth market. The Rural Youth Telecommunications Survey is an essential tool to gauge the telecommunications needs of rural youth between the ages of 13-23. Every other year, the Foundation sends out a request to thousands of youth across the country, in the service areas of NTCA telco members.

The landscape of the telecommunications marketplace is in a constant state of flux. This survey can be used by rural telecommunications providers and their PR and marketing teams to help direct their marketing campaigns more accurately to the ever changing needs of young consumers. It is also a valuable educational tool for legislators, media outlets and schools.

(PDF format)


Rural Youth and Technology: Where are they now?
October 20, 2015
Sponsored by Foundation for Rural Service

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