Commissioner Watermeier Appointed to FCC Sub-Committee on Precision Ag
For Immediate Release
Commissioner Watermeier Appointed to
FCC Sub-committee on Precision Ag
Lincoln, March 31, 2020 – Nebraska Public Service Commissioner
(PSC) Dan Watermeier, District 1, has been appointed to a sub-
committee of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Precision Agriculture and Connectivity Task Force.
Formed in June of 2019, the 15 member FCC task force is charged
with reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision
agriculture. Four sub-committees have been formed to assist the
task force. They include;
- Mapping & Analyzing Connectivity on Agricultural Lands.
- Examining Current & Future Connectivity Demand for Precision
- Encouraging Adoption of Precision Agriculture & Availability of
High-Quality Jobs on Connected Farms
- Accelerating Broadband Deployment on Unserved Agricultural Lands
Commissioner Watermeier will serve on the Accelerating Broadband
Deployment on Unserved Agricultural Lands working group. Sub-
committee appointments were made by FCC chair Ajit Pai.
“As a family farmer myself, I understand the needs and frustrations
of our rural residents who are struggling with broadband internet
issues,” said Commissioner Dan Watermeier, District 1. “I look
forward to serving on the sub-committee as we work to help reach
solutions for our agricultural community.”
Joining Commissioner Watermeier on the Accelerating Broadband
Deployment on Unserved Agricultural Land working group is
Nebraska farmer Zack Hunnicutt. A Nebraska Farm Bureau member,
Hunnicutt also serves on the Governor’s Rural Broadband Task Force.
A complete listing of the four sub-committees and their members
can be found
< https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-260A1.pdf >.###
Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.