President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn as commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission and Martha Williams as the director of the Fish and Wildlife Services at the Department of Interior.
PepsiCo is giving a big boost to efforts by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action to reduce greenhouse gases in agriculture, donating $5 million to a year-old partnership now rebranded as AgMission.
As Jessica Rosenworcel transitions into the role of acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission, rural broadband leaders are expecting her to maintain her criticism of the agency's broadband coverage maps and keep a focus on identifying gaps in high-speed internet service.
The Federal Communications Commission established a $9 billion 5G fund Tuesday to improve mobile wireless access in rural America, with up to $1 billion set aside to improve precision agriculture technology.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took heat from House Democrats Wednesday morning for moving ahead with a $20.4 billion broadband funding program before maps depicting coverage gaps were fixed.