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USDA ushers in plans for improved electric service in 13 states

· September 20, 2018

“Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. That’s why the USDA is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states. The USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. The projects will help improve the quality […]

Microsoft, Agile Networks bring broadband internet to rural Ohio

· August 9, 2018

Some rural Ohioans will now have access to broadband internet access after a partnership between Agile Networks and Microsoft Corp. The agreement will bring internet access to nearly 110,000 currently unserved people and will greatly expand access in underserved rural areas. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which is focused on closing […]

RTO Wireless, Microsoft to bring broadband to rural NY, Maine

· July 24, 2018

RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp. are joining together to bring broadband internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and Maine. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which aims to extend broadband access to 2 million people in unserved portions of rural America by July […]

USDA site helps rural communities address opioid crisis

· February 23, 2018

The USDA has unveiled a new web page featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis. “While no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis, small towns and rural places have been particularly hard hit,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. “The challenge of […]

Rural America uses USDA grants to address opioid abuse

· January 22, 2018

The USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Several recipients will use the grants to help address two of the nation’s most urgent needs: opioid abuse treatment and mental health counseling. “Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in creating […]

USDA commits more than $1B to rural health care

· November 20, 2017

DYK? The USDA invested more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states. “USDA invests in a wide range of health care facilities — such as hospitals, clinics and treatment centers — to help ensure that rural residents […]

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