Co-Alliance to work with Microsoft, Land O’Lakes, and Watch Communications on broadband connectivity project
Not only is broadband increasingly critical to daily life, it also enables precision agriculture, increasing yields, improving productivity, and boosting profits.
Today, Co-Alliance announced a collaboration with Microsoft, Land O’ Lakes and internet service provider Watch Communications to expand broadband internet access to residents of Scircleville, IN and the surrounding community. Watch Communications will install high-speed broadband technology to five Co-Alliance facilities, improving access to broadband connectivity throughout the area. This effort to improve internet connectivity has the potential to directly benefit 2,100 residents in these rural areas who are currently unable to access adequate broadband service at their homes.
Not only is broadband increasingly critical to daily life, it also enables precision agriculture, increasing yields, improving productivity, and boosting profits. Yet, according to the Federal Communications Commission, more than 18 million Americans do not have access to broadband, including nearly a quarter of Americans living in rural areas. Additionally, 60 percent of farmers say they lack the connectivity needed to run their business. This effort by Co-Alliance, Watch Communications, Microsoft and Land O’ Lakes aims to address these gaps.