Fortune: Land O’ Lakes CEO calls for big federal spending on rural broadband

EXCERPT: “Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford called for $100 billion in government spending to expand high-speed Internet access to rural and underserved areas, and close the ‘digital divide’ that is costing residents their jobs, education, and progress. Speaking at the Fortune Global Forum, Ford was echoed by HP CEO Enrique Lores, who said the coronavirus pandemic has driven home the importance of the issue. ‘I think that in the last six months we’ve learned about the many gaps we have in our country, whether it’s the digital divide or systemic racism.'” FULL STORY: