Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force Meeting - March 2022

10:00 am – 2:05 pm EDT
Online Only

The primary agenda of the Task Force’s meeting was to provide updates on Task Force administration; review and discuss programs and policies relevant to the Task Force’s duties; and continue to discuss strategies to advance broadband deployment on agricultural land and promote precision agriculture. The meeting was held in a wholly electronic format and was open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at


10:00 AM — Call to Order and Welcome, Roll Call

  • Elizabeth Cuttner, Designated Federal Officer
  • Teddy Bekele, Task Force Chair

10:05 AM — FCC USF and High Cost Funding

  • Lauren Garry, Deputy DFO and Attorney Advisor, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

10:35 AM — USDA Reconnect Program

  • Chris McLean, Ex Officio Member and Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA

11:15 AM — 15 Minute Break

11:30 AM — NTIA Broadband Initiatives

  • Russ Hanser, Director of Communications Policy Initiatives, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA

12:15 PM — Lunch Break

1:15 PM — Working Group Updates

1:35 PM — Open Discussion and Questions

2:00 PM — Closing Announcements and Next Meeting Date

  • Teddy Bekele, Task Force Chair
  • Elizabeth Cuttner, Designated Federal Officer

2:05 PM — Meeting Adjourned

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Elizabeth Cuttner, DFO

Stacy Ferraro, Deputy DFO

Lauren Garry, Deputy DFO