Clinton County Selected to Test New Broadband Technology

A small town in northwestern Missouri is one of seven communities in the nation testing experimental technology that could expand rural access to high-speed internet and the opportunities that can bring. Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a team that has been awarded a one-year, $300,000 grant through the technology nonprofit US Ignite’s Project…

The Future of Agriculture Requires Better Broadband

The lack of broadband in rural America has increasingly impacted our nation’s food supply and the communities that farmers call home. Currently, 29% of U.S. farms do not have access to the internet. This means that nearly one-third of U.S. farms are unable to take advantage of precision farming technology that relies on broadband to…

Promoting Broadband Deployment and Adoption

Even if broadband is available and affordable, individuals and families can’t connect without equipment and digital literacy. ● Twenty-one percent of non-broadband users cite the cost of a computer as one of the reasons they do not have broadband at home. ● Many American workers lack digital skills they need to successfully navigate digital devices….

Why Broadband is Critical to America’s Health

Broadband connectivity is critical to America’s health. Telehealth, providing healthcare services and information at a distance, is rapidly growing in popularity and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the value of telehealth to the forefront of national healthcare discussions. The number of hospitals utilizing telehealth more than doubled over the last decade , with savings for…