According the Federal Communications Commission, 39 percent of Americans in rural areas lack access to high-speed, high-quality internet service. Agriculture and rural Nebraska will not reach its full potential until Nebraskans from every corner of the state have access to high-speed, high-quality broadband service.
Much of the technology allowing farmers and ranchers to increase efficiencies and boost environmental benefits depends on quality e-connectivity. Farmers ability to use precision technology is what will allow us to move closer to farming and managing our land by the inch, rather than by the acre or field. Like electricity, broadband access has become an infrastructure necessity.
View our WAYS TO ENGAGE webpage on ways you can advocate for rural broadband.