Bridging the Urban-Rural Digital Divide


Farm & Home Cooperative offers to discerning rural telecommunications companies, telehealth, virtual learning and work-at-home employers, high quality and innovative new product and service concepts including technical and funding proposals for prototyping to accelerate launch backed by our one year money back satisfaction guarantee and any new product and service / intellectual property documentation.

We Can Help you with New Rural Telecommunications Product and Service Assessments.

Whether you need insight into the market potential of a product or help understanding the the competitive landscape, we offer expert-driven analysis and strategic recommendations built upon comprehensive research, advanced analytical frameworks, and established industry expertise.

Our breadth of experience across a variety of traditional and innovative methodologies, and in multiple telecommunications areas, gives us unique insight into the complex rural telecommunications market place. Partner with us to discover areas of unmet need in the current market, assess future opportunity, and understand how the market will evolve.

We assess how forces of change potentially impact telecommunications serving rural homes, schools and businesses and identify where opportunities lie within the seemingly chaotic landscape.

Using exploratory research methods, we illuminate new insights about rural consumers and translate those insights into telecommunications concepts that encompass multiple types of innovation.

Here is What We Can Do for our Rural Members and Telecommunications Clients:

-Perform Research to Understand Unmet Rural Telecommunications Needs
-Propose techniques to increase Broadband adoption rates (price, utility, know-how, etc.)
-Conduct Rural User Need Analysis and Perform Gap Analysis
-Determine Minimum Usable Solutions
-Perform Rural Solution Analysis and Quantify Benefits
-Write Ideation Reports and Papers for Clients
-Assist with client requests for funding and/or patent protection if applicable

We will review and recommend those investments which may benefit the rural economy and population, such as:


-Extending service to those who are unserved or underserved because of remoteness or poverty.
-Upgrading services to rural small businesses, including data services.
-Improving the delivery of education to rural areas-Extending Local access to value-added networks
-Improving 911 services
-Helping you Exploit Rural Innovation / Find New ways of creating, serving, and aggregating demand
-Identify partnerships for economies of scale

We facilitate patent and/or grant application processes for our clients, prototyping and proof of concept testing to refine new rural telecommunications-related offers and accelerate launch and scaling.

We also serve our members with their own grant funding efforts because grant funding in the rural sector is a proven means by which to meet rural needs and create or expand business.

Grant Research and Analysis:

There are grant opportunities in all sectors of the rural economy with an equally diverse target of benefits that our members are interested in achieving such as creating jobs, preventing out-migration and developing, demonstrating and deploying new technologies.

​Grants can provide capital funding that does not need to be repaid and will not require equity in a private company, and grants are oftentimes willing to fund projects that have a higher risk than the private market is willing to fund.

Grants are available for all kinds of organizations involved in rural development including for-profit companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools of all levels, national laboratories, and collaborations between these groups.

Grants can fund activities such as establishing or expanding manufacturing facilities, developing workforce training programs, developing or advancing clean or emerging technologies, and many others.

Our areas of expertise include research, analysis and assistance in obtaining federal grant funding for rural telecommunications-related projects.

Our members most often are interested in locating federal grant opportunities for members and our compiling information on grant announcements and awards, summaries and memorandums.

While we do not write your grant proposals or manage your telecommunications projects, we do provide affordable research and consulting to address community needs for improved telecommunications services in the specific rural areas which you have targeted.

We offer proven exploratory research and a full range of consulting services. Our work products are yours to use for funding of your telecommunications-related proposals. We can explain what services are right for you and tell you more about our affordable fees for Members and for Non-Members. Please get in touch below.

Tailored to Your Rural Area’s Unique Needs:

Our needs research and consulting analysis will include:

•  Secondary data research related to your specific area and other relevant data which can be taken from existing data sources.

•  Needs Analysis of Problem Indicators which are measurable information showing the condition or existence of telecommunications-related problems in the specific rural communities for which you are writing a grant application or seeking funding approvals.

Face to Face Rural Telemedicine in Action

Deliverable:

We will write a tailored telecommunications services narrative to support your various funding efforts based upon our experience writing successfully to be awarded federal grants in late 2019 and October 2020.

For additional information on our first-come, first-serve research and consulting services, please contact us today.


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