Contact: Zachary Cikanek
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) National Spokesperson Zachary Cikanek released the following statement as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) works to establish its newly announced Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force.
“CAN believes Betsy Huber, president of the National Grange, would make a great candidate for the Federal Communication Commission’s newly established Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force. Her considerable experience on broadband deployment from serving on Chairman Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, as well as in her work with the National Grange, make her a great fit.”
“Betsy has a depth of experience working with grassroots activists and leaders for underserved agricultural communities. She understands the challenges as well as the opportunities of expanding broadband connectivity in these areas.”
“Connect Americans Now is excited to see the work the FCC’s Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force does for broadband deployment across rural America.”
About Connect Americans Now
Connect Americans Now is a group of concerned citizens, local organizations, rural advocates and leading innovators committed to eliminating the digital divide that is holding back rural America. Our goal is to bring rural Americans who currently lack connectivity safe and affordable broadband access by 2022 so they can take advantage of the economic and educational opportunities that exist in other communities. To learn more about CAN and our members, visit www.connectamericansnow.com.