In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, we are joined by Dr. Roberto Gallardo, the Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, and an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at the Purdue University. Roberto is a renowned expert in the field of regional development, with a focus on the intersection of technology and economic development. He has spent his career studying the impact of technology on communities, particularly those in rural areas, and advocating for equitable access to broadband and other digital resources. One of Roberto’s most significant contributions to this field has been his work on tracking the digital divide. He and his team at the Purdue Center for Regional Development have developed a powerful data-driven approach to measuring broadband availability and adoption at the local level. Click the link below to listen. Also, subscribe to the Broadband Bunch on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode.