The technology used in agriculture is advancing at a rapid pace. Look no further than this article about the Top 10 Applications of Robotics in Agriculture and Farming . Many of the applications in this article will require broadband connectivity. As pressure mounts for farms to reduce input costs, increase productivity, and efficiency, technology will play an important role. Broadband connectivity or lack thereof on farms will impact productivity decisions into the future. NC State...
Digital Access Continuum
Randolph County, NC is recruiting NC’s First Digital Literacy and Skills Extension Agent The agent will provide opportunities and experiences for Randolph County residents to increase their knowledge and skills for using digital resources to help them earn, learn or be well. The agent is a subject matter resource for current and emerging digital technologies. This Agent will interact with the public through the delivery of skill-building programs and provide broadband access information and...
Oklahoma recently started a pilot program to put "digital navigators" in 5 rural libraries across the state. Here is some information on that effort, and how we hope to expand it. A write-up of what's happening in one location: https://onenet.net/okemah-public-library-makes-digital-inclusion-a-priority-for-the-community/
The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into expanding broadband internet access. But it’s at the state level where the financial rubber meets the fiber-optic road. History suggests some states are ahead of the game while others will have to play catch-up. Read more here: https://theconversation.com/is-your-state-ready-to-handle-the-influx-of-federal-funds-for-expanding-broadband-172131