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Rick Worthington Rural Broadband
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: February 07, 2018

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The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 would create a task force to evaluate high speed internet access on cropland and ranchland related to precision agriculture technologies.

Supported by the Ag Broadband Coalition, which the American Farm Bureau Federation is a member of, the task force would develop policy recommendations to get farm equipment connected.

R.J. Karney with the AFBF says the taskforce will identify connectivity challenges.

Karney says farmers and ranchers need better access to broadband connections, and this legislation would address that need

FCC data shows 39 percent of rural Americans lack access to minimum broadband speeds, but there is no information about connectivity on farmland.

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