Worlds Apart: How One Woman Went From Having High-Speed Internet Access to Living a Rural Nightmare

Bowling Green KY. (August 7, 2019) – Imagine being able to access high-speed internet for most of your life, then it is all taken after one move. This is the reality for Janice Forler. Access is no longer available to her due to poor connection and the lack of broadband (high-speed internet) infrastructure in rural Ohio. Before moving to Meigs …

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Announces Nearly $500,000 for Broadband in Jim Hogg County

Published by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez on August 1, 2019 WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced Jim Hogg County was awarded a $497,909 grant by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand broadband connections to unserved and underserved rural Texas homes and businesses. This is part of the third wave of support raised from last year’s nationwide Connect America Fund Phase II auction …

Farm Bureau Tells Congress Rural Broadband Will Boost Economy and Improve Sustainability

Published by WoWo News on July 14, 2019 Jefferson City, MO. (July 15, 2019) – Broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity for modern agriculture and the quality of life for rural Americans, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst told a House subcommittee today. “While most Americans take broadband for granted, 26.4% of rural Americans lack access to …

Farmers Will Benefit from Broadband

The following was published in Morning Ag Clips on July 10, 2019 It was submitted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Virginia agriculture could grow 18 percent if broadband is extended to underserved communities RICHMOND, Va. — A new national report found that Virginia agriculture could grow by 18 percent if broadband technology is extended to underserved communities. “In the …

Rural Connectivity Necessary for Agriculture

The following published in DairyBusiness on July 8, 2019 Connectivity is needed in rural areas to make the best of use technology in agriculture The Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas in June on “The Future of Food” showcased technology, innovation and ideas that will make agriculture more efficient, productive, profitable and safe. To make these advancements accessible to all Americans, broadband connectivity …

VIDEO: Nebraska Rancher on Why Broadband Matters to Rural America

Honest Beef is a family-owned beef business located in the Sandhills of Nebraska. RFD-TV recently talked with owner Hannah Raudsepp about broadband’s (high-speed internet) impact on farmers and ranchers across the country. The station is focused on issues that impact the “rural and Western lifestyle” with a mission of connecting “city with country.” “Having [internet] access is so important for …