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Ag Lawmakers Call For Better Rural Broadband Coordination
Ag Lawmakers Call For Better Rural Broadband Coordination
Rural broadband deployment won’t succeed in closing the “digital divide” unless the agencies handling billions of dollars in funding coordinate better.  That’s the collective sentiment of House Ag members.  Ag Chair David Scott said “effective communication” is the key to 100% rural broadband deployment using the historic Infrastructure and Jobs Act funding.   “And this is why we established proce
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...
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. ...
Bill Would Give USDA Authority over Rural Broadband
Bill Would Give USDA Authority over Rural Broadband
Last week, House lawmakers introduced the Broadband for Rural America Act. The legislation would put the Department of Agriculture in the driver’s seat for rural broadband rather than the Federal Communications Commission. Georgia Republican Representative Austin Scott mentioned last week, "The FCC’s had their chance, and they haven’t gotten it done.” The bill is ...
FCC Continues To Work On Rural Broadband Picture
FCC Continues To Work On Rural Broadband Picture
The FCC is working on putting together an accurate picture of the broadband shortages in rural America. The agency says it needs some help with data collection, and they’re turning to the residents of rural America. “We have an app that can be downloaded on consumer mobile devices, they are for iPhones or Android devices or tablets, to measure the speed that their broadband service is coming ov

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