USDA Reconnect Program

United States Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for Rural Broadband Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that the United States Department of Agriculture is accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. The funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas with insufficient internet service. Insufficient […]

Great Northwest Day

Great Northwest Day steering committee announces priorities for event in Jefferson City

The Great Northwest Day steering committee has announced its priorities for the upcoming visit next month with lawmakers at the state capital. According to Micah Landes, the steering committee chairman, five priorities to be presented include: Caring for our youngest citizens Aligning to educate and advance our workforce Having rural high-speed broadband access and affordability […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission introduces “AquaSmart” broadband internet

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission is introducing a broadband delivery concept, called AquaSmart, to deliver fiber to 10 counties in North Central Missouri. The Water Commission is responsible for building the East Locust Creek Reservoir, which will provide a water supply to Sullivan, Grundy, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Adair, Macon, Chariton, Linn, and Livingston […]

Senator Dan Hegeman

Hegeman endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau’s Northern Regional Endorsement Committee has endorsed Dan Hegeman for reelection in Missouri’s 12th State Senate District. Trustees interviewed on September 5 in Cameron and voted unanimously to endorse Hegeman’s candidacy. “As a family farmer, Senator Hegeman knows our issues and has a long history of working with Farm Bureau.  He supports us […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

Trenton business among recipients of federal funds to enhance rural broadband access

A Trenton based business is among recipients of federal funding to enhance high-speed broadband service. According to the Connect America Fund, phase two, auction recipient bidder summary, Mid States Services will be awarded $1,868,059 in federal funding. The information shows 358 assigned locations. There are 11 recipients in Missouri for the rural broadband auction awards. The […]