RURAL ACCESS TO BROADBAND
Like any other successful business, America’s farms need reliable, high-speed Internet service. In rural regions of the U.S., lack of broadband infrastructure is a big challenge.
This technology is critical because farmers are increasingly using data to better manage their operations and to protect the natural resources on their land. Today, agriculture is a highly sophisticated and technical field, requiring Internet-driven tools such as GPS-enabled tractors and farm machinery, satellite monitoring of crops and farm input use, and mobile software with up-to-the-minute crop prices and other market data. Broadband access for rural America is crucial for ensuring that farmers have the tools they need to achieve their production and conservation goals.