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$152M Invested to Improve Rural Broadband

Money will go to 19 projects in 14 states

Broadband internet

USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states, reports Farm Progress.

USDA is investing in projects in rural communities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“Deploying high-speed broadband internet connectivity, or ‘e-Connectivity,’ in rural America expands access to essential health, educational, social and business opportunities,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy told Farm Progress.

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