Lack of rural broadband limits farmers

Published by Albany Herald on April 29th, 2019 By Clint Thompson TIFTON — Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips, but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist. “We’re creating all sorts of …

Senator Blunt says expansion of high-speed broadband essential to rural Missouri growth

Published by SJ Post on April 26th, 2019 By Brent Martin  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt wants Congress to tackle expanding broadband access, especially to rural America. Blunt says high-speed Internet access can no longer be considered a luxury. “High-speed broadband, I believe, is as important today as the telephone was seven decades ago and we need to make the same …

USDA opens application portal for new ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Published by Dairy Business on April 26th, 2019 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. These funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas with …

Rural Broadband Funding: New Deadlines, Planning for Investment

Bowling Green, KY (April 25, 2019) – The USDA has extended the deadline for grant applications to its ReConnect Program. The program is focused on efforts that will expand broadband in rural America. The first round of applications are now due on May 31. In this first round of funding, USDA is making available at least $600 million in rural broadband projects, …

USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

The following press release comes from the USDA It was published on April 23rd, 2019  WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. These funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private …

Blunt calls for Missouri PDMP bill, emphasizes importance of broadband

Published by The Neighbor on April 22nd, 2019 By Brain Hauswirth  (Jefferson City) — Missouri’s senior senator addressed the opioid epidemic, rural broadband, the growing economy and a large Poplar Bluff manufacturer during a Wednesday address to the Missouri House in Jefferson City. Senator Roy Blunt (R), who’s in his second Senate term, says the leading cause of accidental death …

Broadband: Get Started Today

San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2019) – The National Planning Conference was held  April 13-19 in California. According to the American Planning Association, the annual event brings together planners from across the country to discuss the “hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say.” This year, Eric Frederick, Connected Nation’s Vice President of Community …