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FREE Webcast: High-Speed Internet in Rural America





Farm Foundation Forum - September 11, 2013

Delivery of High-Speed Internet Services to Rural America

Engineer with laptop in rural setting
On Sept. 11, the Farm Foundation Forum will examine issues on the delivery of high-speed internet services to rural America. This Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club. A free webcast will also be offered, which means you can participate in the discussion live regardless of your location.


From the comfort of your home or office, or via a gathering of leadership in your offices, you can hear the live speakers and ask questions of them as part of the discussion session.


To participate in this free webcast, all you need to do is register at:



The webcast will be archived for those unable to view the live event.


Iowa farmer Ann Jorgensen, a former member of the Board of the Farm Credit Administration, will moderate this Forum. Panelists are:

  • Sharon Strover, the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas. She is one of authors of Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption; Evidence Policy Challenges and Options, a report commissioned by the Regional Rural Development Center's National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center.
  • Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator of USDA's Rural Utilities Service, on the challenges of advancing broadband access to rural communities.
  • Mark Lewellen, manager of Spectrum Advocacy, Deere and Company, who will discuss broadband use by agriculture.
  • John Windhausen, Executive Director of Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), examining broadband needs of rural communities and schools.

Panelists will each have about 10 minutes to present, after which the floor will be opened for discussion. 
















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