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NACo report released showcasing inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. counties experience internet below minimum federal standards

NACo report released showcasing inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage


The National Association of Counties (NACo) released the report Understanding the True State of Connectivity in America. The findings detail a disparity of broadband access availability, in contrast with current data provided to the Federal Communications Commission. The report found, through a year of research with a mobile app, TestIT, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. counties experience the internet at speeds below minimum federal standards.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. has signed on as an official sponsor with NACo on the deployment of the TestIT app. The app is designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity in order to gain a more accurate picture of connectivity.
This effort is a part of Land O’Lakes’ work to find solutions for the lack of adequate broadband access, which impacts rural communities across the country.
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About Land O'Lakes, Inc. 
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2019 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 98 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra,LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

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