Rural Internet: Coronavirus Highlights Lack of Broadband – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
When Karen Eifert Jones had to complete online training to spray dicamba herbicide this spring, she ended up doing it on her cell phone from the driveway of her mother’s […]

USDA Report Access: Level Playing Field? How’s Your Broadband? – DTN Jul 19, 2018

🕔Jul 19, 2018
When USDA announced changes in its crop reports last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue boasted that modern technology ensured everyone had equal access and a level playing field when it […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
On 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 […]

Broadband on the Farm: The Challenges of Having Internet that Runs So….. Sl….ow Aug 22, 2017

🕔Aug 22, 2017
Today’s update discusses rural broadband issues and federal regulatory action that was taken this month to help close the digital divide in Rural America.  The update also touches on a […]

Rural America “Stranded in the Dial-Up Age” – Rural Broadband Issues Jun 19, 2017

🕔Jun 19, 2017
Last 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, 2016

🕔Apr 19, 2016
Agriculture 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 […]

White House Pushes Rural Broadband as Economy Driver – DTN Mar 23, 2015

🕔Mar 23, 2015
The Obama administration rolled out a push Monday to get faster, better broadband to every American and every part of the country by creating a broadband council to coordinate federal […]

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