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BroadbandUSA Newsletter September 2020

Tue, September 01, 2020


Vol 5 | Issue 9 | August 2020
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Candeub photoPolicy Corner: NTIA Seeks Input on Internet Use Survey
By Adam Candeub, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information

For a quarter century, NTIA has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to collect data on how Americans use the Internet. We reeased our most recent data from the Internet Use Survey in June. These data reflect a snapshot of Internet habits from November 2019, right before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet Use Survey is a powerful tool accessible to anyone passionate about Internet policy, digital inclusion, and closing the digital divide. To make this tool even better, NTIA is seeking your input. We all know how quickly the digital environment changes. Are there questions we ask in our survey that are no longer relevant? Are there are some new questions we need to be asking? To learn more about the survey data, and to add your comments, read our blog post. As always, everyone at NTIA appreciates your help and welcomes your expertise.


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NTIA Events

September 16, 2020
BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar Series
Topic:
Smart Agriculture: Driving Innovation in Rural America
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
Farmers and ranchers use smart technologies to improve yields, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve decision making. Join BroadbandUSA on September 16, 2020, to take a deep dive into the technologies being implemented to further theseprecision agriculture techniques. Speakers will also provide an update on the Precision Ag Connectivity Taskforce, co-chaired by USDA and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as an overview of the latest innovations from the Global Cities Team Challenge Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster, which encourages collaboration on innovative agriculture tech and rural projects.

Speakers:

  • Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utility Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Dennis Buckmaster, Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture, Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Co-Chair, GCTC Smart Agriculture Rural SuperCluster

  • Megan Nelson, Economic Analyst, American Farm Bureau Federation

Visit our Webinar Archives for past presentations, transcripts and audio recordings.