APG submits comments on rural broadband to USDA


Rural Powerlines at sunset photoUnder direction from President Trump, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is developing a pilot program to propel private investment and bring broadband to unserved rural areas of the country. In a response to a request for stakeholder feedback, American Pistachio Growers has submitted comments to the USDA on rural broadband and its importance to the pistachio industry and the impact it has on rural communities.

Broadband access in rural America is vital to giving these communities the same opportunities for success as the more broadband affluent urban areas. Many of these communities are dependent on agriculture as the lifeblood of their economies, and proper broadband access allows the agriculture industry to adapt to new technology and be successful for future generations.