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Applications Open for the Rural High-Speed Internet Program
Applications Open for the Rural High-Speed Internet Program
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for its ReConnect Program loans and grants to expand access to high-speed internet for millions of people in rural America.  The agency is making over $1 billion available for the program, a critical piece of the effort to connect every American to affordable and reliable high-speed internet.  ...
House Ag Committee Looks To Address A Host of Farm Focused Issues
House Ag Committee Looks To Address A Host of Farm Focused Issues
Broadband, soil health, and rail service are all topics before the House Ag Committee this week as the House returns from summer recess.  Broadband and soil health practices are before the full Ag panel, while rail service is in front of a pair of House subcommittees, though broadband, part of the Farm Bill, is probably the highest-profile of the three issues.  Congres...
Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Joni Ernst of Iowa introduced bipartisan legislation last week to protect and expand access to high-speed internet in rural communities and encourage rural broadband investment. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowing them to submi
Administration Hopes To Make Progress On Rural Broadband Effort This Year
Administration Hopes To Make Progress On Rural Broadband Effort This Year
President Biden’s infrastructure adviser expects the FCC to make significant progress this year on critical broadband mapping to pinpoint rural areas of greatest need. Mitch Landrieu acknowledged the FCC hit roadblocks early, but is now making headway on service maps needed to best target $65 Billion Congress approved for rural broadband. ...
Huber Broadband Needs To Be Part of Sustainability Conversation
Huber Broadband Needs To Be Part of Sustainability Conversation
As the Ag community works on improving sustainability and shrinking the industry’s carbon footprint, Betsy Huber says ensuring the latest technology must be part of the conversation. The President of the National Grange said sustainability means both preserving and conserving the soil, the water, the land, as well as the economic stability of U.S. fa ...

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