Ranchers and Broadband
The Farm Bureau’s Congressional Relations Director RJ Karney, says rural America lacks quality internet connections.
“Broadband is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity for farmers, for ranchers, for rural communities. Rural Americans rely on broadband for distance learning, they rely on broadband for telemedicine. We’ve seen a drastic decline in primary care physicians throughout rural America, so the high-speed connection that broadband provides is a quality of life standard for Rural America", said Karney.
Karney says a recent bill passed by the House and Senate will better direct funds to improve rural broadband.
“Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act. This bill would improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps and better direct federal funds for broadband buildout by creating more granular, transparent accountability within broadband access maps,” said Karney.