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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, regarding $405 Million in Federal Funding for Broadband in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Access to broadband in rural America and more specifically rural Nebraska is no longer a luxury but a true necessity. As technology continues to advance on farms and ranches, the need for broadband has never been greater.”

“The announcement of $405 Million in federal funding to help close coverage gaps around the state was only made possible because of the votes of support by Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon for the infrastructure package passed back in 2021. Their votes of support for this once-in-a-generation funding package will help ensure rural communities, rural Nebraskans, farmers, and ranchers aren’t left technologically behind. We look forward to working to ensure underserved areas receive these necessary resources.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 51,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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