Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Speaking of rural broadband . . .

Here's an ironic update on an item we reported recently:

The Farm Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several other organizations have created a series of listening sessions on how to improve rural broadband. Today's is being held at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault, Minn., and the foundation planned a live webcast.

This morning we got an email from the foundation, saying it had discovered that slow internet speed in the Faribault area made a live stream impossible. The foundation's vice president of communication, Mary Thompson, wrote: "We regret that we are not able to share the live session with you. This complication does, however, emphasize the need to improve broadband connectivity in rural America."

Click here to see a video of the session afterward.

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