Twin Cities Business: Land O’Lakes Broadens Its Rural Broadband Efforts

EXCERPT: “Beth Ford’s campaign to extend high-speed internet service to rural America gathered more momentum Tuesday when Land O’Lakes announced creation of the American Connection Corps. Ford, president and CEO of the agricultural cooperative, has spearheaded a national coalition’s efforts to close the digital divide, which places many farm communities at a disadvantage to their urban counterparts for delivering education and health care services and growing their local economies. Later this year, 50 young adults will be selected as fellows for the American Connection Corps, and the fellows will focus on improving broadband connectivity and work on community capacity-building projects.” FULL STORY: