Rural Development Telecommunications Program

USDA boosts broadband infrastructure with more than $200M

· November 7, 2017

The USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities. “Broadband infrastructure is vital to our economy and quality of life in rural America. Yet, today nearly 40 percent of rural residents and businesses lack access to the same quality service available in […]

USDA loans to expand broadband in four states

· June 8, 2017

The USDA is awarding four loans to help provide broadband service in rural portions of California, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas. “Too many rural areas still lack access to robust, affordable broadband services that can create jobs and boost rural economies,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. “These broadband infrastructure investments will connect rural communities to a […]

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