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Precision Ag Connectivity & Accuracy Stakeholder Alliance

Bringing broadband to rural America through better data

"We recommend that the broadband availability and quality data be independently verifiable, using methods consistent across the country."

     --FCC's Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs for Precision Agriculture in the United States (11/10/21)

The Precision Ag Connectivity & Accuracy Stakeholder Alliance (PAgCASA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to design, field test, and deploy technical and policy tools needed to ensure accurate broadband mapping and equitable deployment across America to ignite rural prosperity.

Consistent with the Broadband DATA Act of 2020 and the recent findings of the FCC's Precision Ag Task Force, PAgCASA aims to drive transparent broadband mapping methodology specific to rural America by establishing a standards-based, open source toolkit for collecting accurate, granular, crowdsourced, and citizen-centric data.


Accurate broadband maps are essential to inform wise infrastructure investments and effective broadband deployment for communities still left behind.

Click here to see PAgCASA's latest service offerings for States and Counties.


PAgCASA Submits Comments on NTIA's Proposed Model BEAD Challenge Process, 5/5/23
Comments highlight merits of device-driven testing methodology to measure broadband speed and latency for greatest accuracy and accountability

"On Maps, States Need a Digital Sheriff to Fend for Themselves,", 2/27/23
The day the music stopped for rural America with the release of FCC's "new" map
(Article published by PAgCASA's Executive Director Garland McCoy)

"Broadband Offices Chart Path Through FCC Mapping 'Mess'," StateScoop, 2/13/23
Unserved and underserved communities could be left behind in what some are calling a "rushed" process led by the NTIA and FCC  (PAgCASA's Jim Cupples quoted in article)

"Oregon County, Nonprofit Testing Rural Broadband,", 12/30/22
PAgCASA, a national nonprofit organization is working with Polk County in western Oregon to test broadband internet in rural homes

Jim Cupples of PAgCASA
Jim Cupples of PAgCASA

"Polk County Taps PAgCASA to Conduct Broadband Quality of Service Test,"
Industry-Standard Networking Monitoring Devices to be Used to Build Case for FCC's Overreporting of Broadband Connectivity in Polk County

December 23, 2022 -- Dallas, Oregon -- Oregon's Polk County Government has engaged the services of PAgCASA.....  (Click here to read full press release)

"Some State Attorneys General Are Preparing to Take the FCC to Court.", 12/5/22
ticle published by PAgCASA's Executive Director Garland McCoy)

"How Your State Can Defend Its Broadband Maps for Maximum Funds.", 10/6/22
(Article published by PAgCASA's Executive Director Garland McCoy)

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