USDA Sets $714M in Broadband Grant Funding

There is now $714M in grant funding aimed at connecting many rural residents around the U.S. with broadband technology. This is part of  President Biden’s “Investing in America” plan and in total 19 different states will have grant money to help their rural communities.

According to Meri Talk, some of the organizations receiving grant money include North-State Telephone Co., which will make investments in Oregon, the Home Telephone Company connecting over 4,000 people in South Carolina, and the Missouri Goodman Telephone Company, which will be tasked with connecting close to 7,000 people in two counties in Missouri.

“Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we can ensure that rural communities have access to the internet connectivity needed to continue to expand the economy from the bottom up and middle out and to make sure rural America remains a place of opportunity to live, work, and raise a family,” said  Secretary Vilsack.

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