Rural Broadband is Key to Support Modern Farm Technologies

Rural Broadband is Key to Support Modern Farm Technologies

A priority for Farm Bureau, access to quality rural broadband is critical to support modern farm technologies. Zach Hunnicutt, a farmer and Farm Bureau member from Nebraska, took part last week in a White House meeting on technology in business and says farmers need quality rural broadband to support their operations.

“The FCC defines broadband speeds as 25 megabits per second download, three megabits per second upload,” Hunnicutt said. “The technology we’re trying to use, that’s nowhere near adequate. If we’re using lots of photos and videos and trying to transmit lots of data to understand what’s going on on our farms better, those speeds aren’t anywhere near what we need.”