Friday, October 25, 2013

USDA Provides Grants for Broadband in Rural Areas; No Grants in NY

From the USDA:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday announced 14 awards for projects to bring broadband to unserved rural communities.

None of the awards were in New York state.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino made the announcement on the Secretary's behalf while addressing a regional meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in San Antonio.
"Access to broadband is one of the most important investments in rural communities today," Vilsack said. "These awards will help create jobs, and give rural residents greater access to educational, health care and social services."

USDA is providing $20.3 million in grants through the Community Connect Grant program.

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