“Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. That’s why the USDA is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states. The USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. The projects will help improve the quality […]
There are more than 19 million people living in rural America who lack access to a broadband internet connections, including about 22 percent of people in rural Iowa, 36 percent of people in rural Illinois, and 25 percent of people in rural South Dakota. A partnership between Microsoft and an Illinois-based wireless internet provider hope to […]
Broadband in rural America — specifically in agriculture — becomes more essential all the time, as access to new technologies is vital.
For the 2018 Farm Bill bill, lawmakers have prioritized a rather small portion of the agricultural act that handles broadband.
Despite pockets of swiftness, the U.S. overall lags far behind other countries in broadband accessibility and affordability.