(Rural business leaders like Mike Pauley of AgriTrails Coop in Hope, Kansas rely on modern high-speed e-Connectivity to keep the doors open. USDA photo by Preston Keres)
USDA State Director of Rural Development Lynne Hinrichsen was the guest on Thursday’s Ag Issues program on 580 WIBW. Hinrichsen discussed the Rural cConnectivity Pilot Program (or ReConnect Program in which Congress has allowed up to $600,000,000 to expand broadband service to rural areas that are without sufficient broadband access. Hinrichsen gave details of the program, and also talked about a technical assistance workshop that will be held in Junction City on April 16 and 17. It will be one of only six of these workshops nationally.