The Upper Midwest E-Connectivity Listening Session June 19, 2018, in Faribault, MN, opened with discussion of broadband needs in the Upper Midwest. This video--the first of three from the listening session--features Bill Esbeck of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association and Steve Fenske of the Minnesota Association of Townships. The E-Connectivity Listening Session was a partnership of Farm Foundation, CoBank, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, National Rural Eelectric Cooperative Association, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation and USDA.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke at the kickoff of the E-Connectivity Listening Sessions project April 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was also part of the program. This project is a collaborative effort of Farm Foundation, Cobank, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, and USDA.