When people think of farmers and agriculture they very rarely think of smartphones and laptops in the same thought. But the reality is that broadband acess is becoming more and more a key part of the daily life of rural America. A recent article showed that 4 years ago 38% of farmers in Wisconsin used internet access for business and today that number is up to 42%. That shows some potential but the other fact to note is that while 38% of people in urban and suburban areas use a smartphone only 21 % do in rural areas. The lack of wireless use and access in rural areas is a big inhibitor to their ability to to grow their business. We need to make this a priority so they can compete.