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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

Willie Vogt

December 4, 2020

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

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Rural America is being held back with slow or non-existent Internet. Connect Americans Now is working to break that cycle.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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