agBot Challenge – Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN, May 16-18

🕔Feb 19, 2019Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM […]

Rural Broadband: More Incentives Needed to Help Build Networks

🕔Sep 20, 2018Though progress has been made by the Federal Communications Commission to remove barriers for infrastructure investment, the rural-urban digital divide persists. A new CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division report, “Broadband Partnerships,” […]

Indiana: Rural Broadband Could Generate $12Bln Over 20 Years, Says Study

🕔Aug 27, 2018Indiana could reap nearly $12 billion in present value of net economic benefits over a 20-year period if an investment were made to extend broadband internet into the state’s rural […]

Rural Broadband Gap: Microsoft Advises Use of White Spaces Spectrum – DTN

🕔Apr 2, 2018Tech giant Microsoft is working to eliminate the broadband gap in rural areas, but the company needs rural residents’ help to accomplish that goal, a company executive said on Wednesday. […]

Rural Broadband Expansion in 2018: It Won’t be for Lack of Effort – DTN

🕔Jan 4, 2018The effort to expand rural broadband access will continue in 2018. A newly formed advocacy group announced it will be pushing the Federal Communications Commission to expand the number of […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

🕔Sep 29, 2017On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored […]

Rural America “Stranded in the Dial-Up Age” – Rural Broadband Issues

🕔Jun 19, 2017Last month, a Wall Street Journal article provided an in-depth look at a variety of statistical indicators from rural America in an article titled, “Rural America is the New, ‘Inner City.’”   […]

Broadband Internet: Rural Communities Can Apply for Up to $11.7M in USDA Grants

🕔Apr 19, 2016Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (4/18) that USDA is soliciting applications for grants to establish broadband in unserved rural communities through its Community Connect program. Community Connect is administered […]

Rural Broadband Helps Family-Owned Hog Farm – USDA

🕔Feb 25, 2016Bringing broadband to rural areas is helping transform business operations, including family-owned hog farms. Ralls County Electric Cooperative in Missouri received Recovery Act funding to provide fiber-to-the-premises in a very […]

Farm Bill: Broadband Expansion Loans Up to $20M

🕔Jul 30, 2015“USDA is committed to providing broadband to rural areas,” Vilsack said. “Broadband is as vital as electricity was 80 years ago. Since 2009, USDA investments have delivered broadband service to […]

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