King, senators want improved broadband for farmers

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - A group of U.S. senators including Maine's Angus King is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to provide broadband service to more rural and underserved areas.

The 28 senators want the FCC to update the Universal Service Fund's Mobility Fund. They say the commission should prioritize new mobile broadband and improve existing mobile broadband.

The senators say updating the Mobility Fund would be especially helpful for farmers and ranchers. They sent a letter to the FCC saying agricultural workers are in need of reliable, high-speed mobile broadband.

The letter says improved broadband is critical for agriculture to remain a strong sector of the economy.

The senators are a bipartisan group. King is an independent.