Washington DC’s $600M push to build a better rural internet

There are a plethora of topics surrounding the agricultural community in Washington D.C.: trade negotiations, the farm bill, Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), and the other usual topics.

The issue of rural broadband is picking up speed in the nation’s capital and at home as millions of Americans still don’t have a reliable connection to high speed internet.

Roughly 34 million American’s don’t have adequate access to high speed internet, and 80 percent of those live in rural areas. Resources to help are pouring in. Included in the 2018 budget bill is $600 million for rural broadband.

Source: Drovers