Broadband: $207 Million Awarded in Rural Broadband Projects

rural broadbandUSDA announced that it will invest $207 million in loans and grants for broadband expansion projects in 13 states. The awards are financed through USDA’s Telecommunications Program.

A total of nine grants were awarded in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia to expand broadband in rural areas. Additionally, 10 loans were issued in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. According to USDA, these loans will provide new or improved broadband access for more than 71,000 residents and businesses in 74 counties.

This link provides a summary of the projects that were awarded the loans and grants.

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