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Why Broadband Matters to Farmers

The non-profit organization NC Broadband Matters asked Kenneth Sherin to present on the topic of “Why Broadband Matters to …

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The Case for Broadband on the Farm

Jordan Arnold from the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society has written a comprehensive case about the need for …

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The Possibilities of Precision Ag

Chad Rupe is a former Administrator of USDA’s Rural Utilities Service and current Managing Member with Rural America Strategies. …

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A "Connected" Farm Field Day

Getting broadband connectivity in rural areas of North Carolina is often a challenge. Having homes connected for reasons of …

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