Digging into digital divide challenge

The Around Farm Progress Podcast looks at the work of Connect Americans Now with its outreach director to learn more about this important issue

So how is your farm's broadband internet? Do you have any? It turns out this country has a long way to go before we can close that digital divide, but we wanted more insight on the issue.

We turned to Jon Conradi, outreach director, Connect Americans Now, a coalition of more than 275 public and private companies and groups focused on this critical issue. He talks about the group, the issues ahead and ways this group is working to close that gap. And that's no easy task, but the group is working with lawmakers, industry and regulators to make those connections.

Listen in as Conradi shares the work of his group and helps define the challenge for rural America.

Related: Precision technology requires better rural broadband

More podcasts and coverage

Beyond Around Farm Progress we've got more podcasts to share. Check out all our podcast links at FarmProgress.com/farm-progress-podcasts to keep up on not only Around Farm Progress but daily updates from Max Armstrong, and more.

And if you want quick access to top news from Farm Progress, sign up for our mobile text service by texting FARM to 20505. Note that there may be a text or data cost for using the service.

Farm Progress held its first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, which was an information-packed farm show including everything from field demonstrations to informative breakout sessions. The event went live recently and all the material, including the extensive trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, available at FPVexp.com. Check it out.

The podcast Around Farm Progress goes live online by 3 p.m. Central time each Friday and will engage editors from around the country. You can listen to this week's episode above or subscribe using your favorite podcast service just search "Around Farm Progress" and subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

Farmers are getting their information in new ways. Farm Progress is a leader in reaching them as needed. From top magazines around the country to one of the first agriculture-focused mobile apps from Farm Futures, to the leading television presence with This Week in Agribusiness, the company covers all media for agriculture.

Comments or questions? Just send a note to willie.vogt@farmprogress.com

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish