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Connected Nation, Kansas FB help rural residents connect

December 7, 2009

Farm Bureau News

“What we do on the Internet is very limited because of the time it takes to download on dial-up. It’s not unusual at all for farm families trying to do business online to load up their work at bedtime and hope for the best by the time they get up in the morning.” • Brenda Dooley, Jewell County, Kansas

Many rural Americans like Brenda are struggling to participate in the new global economy but are being left behind in the digital revolution.

Fortunately, Kansas Farm Bureau and Connected Nation have applied for $9 million in federal stimulus funds to overcome the barriers to broadband adoption and promote broadband use across the state of Kansas. The goal is for all Kansas citizens to have access to broadband at an affordable rate so they can access this technology to improve their personal and professional lives.

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