NRECA and CoBANK Talk Rural Infrastructure

NRECA and CoBANK Talk Rural Infrastructure

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Rural broadband expansion. Rural broadband expansion.

March 6, 2018

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal designates 25 percent of new federal funds to projects in rural areas. Industry leaders say applying a good portion of that money to rural broadband could have a dramatic effect on America’s overall economy. 

RFD-TV’s John Jenkinson sat down with representatives from two industry leaders – Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and Tom Halverson, CEO of CoBANK – to understand what’s driving the push for better broadband. Other topics covered include the current state of the rural economy, and the much anticipated Farm Bill.

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