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Connected Nation Board Member Has “A Heart for Agriculture”

Washington, DC - Connected Nation's Board of Directors recently came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress made and what still needs to be done to connect more communities to broadband (high-speed internet).

The technology provides access to resources and opportunities that include better healthcare, educational opportunities, job training and placement, government services, and so much more.

RFD-TV, a broadcast group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, talked with CN board member, Mark McElroy, about why the issues facing farmers and rural communities are so important to him and for the mission of Connected Nation.

"Growing up on a farm in southern Kentucky, I still live there and am involved in agriculture there,” said McElroy. “My favorite part about working with Connected Nation is to provide opportunities for folks in rural communities. I’ve got a heart for those on farms who want to engage with other communities but are cut off because of the lack of broadband.”

Watch the full video and find out what McElroy believes needs to be done to ensure more rural communities are connected.