Last week, I spoke in an Agriculture Committee hearing about the digital divide in rural America.
UW-Madison estimates that just 63 percent of households in rural Wisconsin counties have broadband access, yet Washington politicians have been all talk and no action on the issue. As I noted in the hearing, we have spent $351 billion the last five years, but we can’t do precision agriculture going from Crawford to Grant County. This is a systemic failure of this system.
I pledged in the hearing to bring together rural broadband experts to find solutions for rural Wisconsin and all of America. I expect you to hold me to that pledge. You can watch the clip here.