The Federal Communications Commission plans to invest about $20.4 billion in rural broadband infrastructure, a move the agency says will add high-speed internet service in about four million homes and businesses.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FCC chair Ajit Pai joined a coalition of stakeholders on Wednesday to launch a series of listening sessions on the challenges – and opportunities -- in expanding broadband services in rural America.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has offered a new proposal that would roll back regulations on the Internet, giving service providers broad authority to set fees and services, rather than being regulated like a public utility.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - The need of farmers and rural businesses for high-speed internet is getting increased attention from the White House and Congress as they look forward to passing a sweeping infrastructure initiative next year.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – Members of President Trump’s Cabinet and senior officials from the White House and throughout the federal government today pledged to forge agreement on ways to boost the farm economy and address economic and social challenges across rural America.