Monday, August 1, 2022

USDA Heralds $400M in Rural Broadband Awards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing just over $400 million to provide broadband access in rural areas. The new grants will impact 31,000 rural residents and businesses in 11 states.

The news includes a group of investments from the ReConnect Program, and an award funded through USDA’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee program. The Department will make additional investments for rural high-speed internet later this summer, including ReConnect Program funding from the Infrastructure Law, which provides a $65 billion investment to expand affordable, high-speed internet to all communities across the U.S.  Continue Reading

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