This event will feature a timely panel discussion about how rural America and the agriculture economy will benefit from enhanced broadband capacity and efficiency.

Panelists will discuss benefits derived by investment and focus on this important infrastructure asset through emerging farming technologies such as precision agriculture, as well as by autonomous vehicles, embedded sensors, and other IoT devices. Panelists will also discuss deployment challenges and opportunities, as well as how rural broadband infrastructure and rural connectivity could be addressed in a near-term infrastructure bill. 

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 2:15 pm - Doors Open, 2:30 pm - Program Begins
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485, Washington D.C. 20002


Secretary Bill Northey
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Kevin Smith
President, Hammerhead Trenchless

Mark Lewellen
Spectrum Advocacy Manager, John Deere

Doug Brake
Policy Analyst, ITIF