Closing the Access Gap for Illinois Farmers
Five Illinois counties are paving the way for rural broadband access across the state with the launch of Project Broadband Breakthrough in January 2023. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is piloting the program with the Benton Institute, the University of Illinois Extension, and the University of Illinois Extension Broadband Lab teams to collaborate with community team members in Schuyler, Edgar, Ogle, Hancock, and McLean Counties.
State of the art internet access is vital to growth and progress of agriculture throughout the state.
“Project Broadband Breakthrough is only possible with the support of our partners,” said Todd Main, ISA Director of Market Development. “With their dedication, we are going to be able to revitalize our rural communities and get them back on the map as broadband will allow for the development of more business, more jobs and access to educational resources and health care. Doors of opportunities will be flung open through this pilot project.”
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ISA’s Broadband Breakthrough Program Progresses to Next Phases
Bloomington, Ill - February 14, 2023 - The five county teams participating in ISA’s Broadband Breakthrough are gaining momentum as
ISA’s Project Broadband Breakthrough Takes Flight
Bloomington, Ill. - January 31, 2023 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and its partners held the first Project Broadband
ISA Launches Project “Broadband Breakthrough”
Bloomington, Ill - January 18, 2023 - Recently, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) hosted the kickoff meeting of project Broadband
Illinois Field & Bean Magazine: The Broadband Issue
Project Broadband Breakthrough is in full swing to close the access gap for Illinois farmers. ISA is celebrating in April with Broadband Awareness and takes a close look at this important topic for rural communities in this month’s issue of Illinois Field and Bean.