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USDA Invests More Than $500,000 in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Iowa

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is investing more than $500,000 to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Iowa.

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USDA Invests $22.5 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Michigan

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced during a virtual press conference that USDA is investing $22.5 million for two recipients in Michigan to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas.

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USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural South Dakota

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is investing $3.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in South Dakota.

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USDA Invests $2 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural New Hampshire

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is investing $2 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in New Hampshire.

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USDA Invests $71 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Kansas and Oklahoma

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is investing $71 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Kansas and Oklahoma.

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USDA Invests $23 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural New Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced during a virtual press conference that USDA is investing $23 million for three recipients in New Mexico.

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USDA Reviewing Applications From 41 States to Expand Rural Broadband in Second Round of ReConnect Pilot Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today announced that USDA has received 172 applications requesting $1.57 billion in the second round of the ReConnect Pilot Program.

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USDA Extends ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand announced USDA has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15.

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USDA Invests $28 Million in Broadband for Rural Virginia Communities

USDA Rural Development State Director for Virginia Beth Green announced USDA has invested $28 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $19 Million in Broadband for Rural Texas Communities

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $19 million investment in three, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $2.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Eastern Nevada

USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Philip Cowee announced USDA has invested $2.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $9.1 Million in Broadband for Rural South Carolina Communities

USDA Rural Development South Carolina State Director Debbie Turbeville announced USDA has invested $9.1 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Beaverhead County

USDA Rural Development State Director Charles Robison joined Rep. Greg Gianforte to announce USDA has invested $3.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $5 Million in Broadband for Rural Georgia Communities

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $5 million investment in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests Nearly $24 Million for Broadband in Utah’s Uintah Basin

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited Big Run Ranches to announce a $23.6 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $3.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Illinois Communities

USDA Rural Development Illinois State Director Douglas Wilson announced USDA is investing $3.4 million to create or improve rural e-Connectivity in Hamilton County.

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USDA Invests $9 Million in Broadband for Rural Tennessee Communities

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA has invested $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $4.4 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Georgia's Gilmer County

USDA Rural Development Georgia State Director Joyce White announced a $4.4 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $13.3 Million in Rural Broadband for Southeastern Oklahoma

USDA Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Dr. Lee Denney announced USDA has invested $13.3 million in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $10.3 Million in Broadband for Rural New York Communities

USDA Rural Development State Director for New York Richard Mayfield announced USDA has invested $10.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests Nearly $10 Million for Broadband in Maine’s Rural, Coastal and Island Communities

USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited the Arrowsic Volunteer Fire Station to announce a $9.87 million investment in four infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $1.6 Million in Broadband for Rural Arizona Communities

USDA Rural Development Arizona State Director Jack R. Smith announced USDA has invested $1.6 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $55.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Kentucky and Tennessee Communities

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $2.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Washington Communities

USDA Rural Development Washington State Director Kirk Pearson announced USDA has invested $2.4 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $15.5 Million in Broadband for Rural Louisiana Communities

USDA Rural Development Louisiana State Director Roy Holleman announced USDA has invested $15.5 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $61 Million to Bring Broadband to Rural Missourians

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA to Open the Application Window for the Second Round of ReConnect Program Funding Friday

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced USDA will begin taking applications for the second round of $550 million in ReConnect Program loan and grant funding on January 31.

Learn more about the second round of $550 million in ReConnect funding

USDA Invests $7.1 Million in Broadband for Rural Arkansas Communities

USDA Rural Development Arkansas State Director David Branscum announced USDA has invested $7.1 million in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $18.7 Million in Broadband for Rural West Virginia Communities

USDA West Virginia State Director Kris Warner announced USDA has invested $18.7 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $5.7 Million in Broadband for Rural Nebraska Communities

USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach announced that USDA has invested $5.7 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project.

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USDA Invests $11 Million in Broadband for Rural Minnesota and Iowa Communities

USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky announced USDA has invested $11 million in three, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $48 Million in Broadband for Rural Virginia Communities

Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand announced USDA has invested $48 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $23 Million in Broadband for Rural North Dakota Communities

Rural Development North Dakota State Director Clare Carlson announced USDA has invested $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA Invests $5.6 Million in Broadband for Rural West Virginia Communities

Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced USDA has invested $5.6 million in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.

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USDA to Make $550 Million in Funding Available in 2020 to Deploy High-Speed Broadband Internet Infrastructure in Rural America

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Reconnect Pilot Program funding appropriated by Congress.

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USDA Invests $9.5 Million in Rural Broadband for South Dakota Families

Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross announced USDA has invested $9.5 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 1,750 homes in rural South Dakota.

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USDA Invests $7.9 Million in Rural Broadband for North Carolina Families

North Carolina Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford announced USDA has invested $7.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 4,000 rural households in North Carolina.

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USDA Invests $8.1 Million in Rural Broadband for South Carolina Families

Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jim Hubbard announced USDA has invested $8.1 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 3,780 homes in rural South Carolina.

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USDA Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $12.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Illinois Families

Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Bill Northey announced USDA has invested $12.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Provides $6 Million to Expand Broadband Infrastructure for Two Rural Oregon Counties

Rural Development State Director John Huffman today announced that USDA is providing $6 million to expand high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $18.88 Million in Rural Broadband for Alaskan Families

Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Alaska State Director for Rural Development Jerry Ward announced USDA has invested $18.88 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure.

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USDA Invests $4.79 Million in Rural Broadband for Wyoming

Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced USDA has invested $4.79 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity in the county of Sweetwater.

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USDA Invests $5.2 Million in Rural Broadband for Kansas Families

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Matthew Lohr today announced USDA has invested $5.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Kansas.

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USDA Invests $5.1 Million in Rural Broadband for Utah and Western Colorado

Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced USDA has invested $5.13 million in two separate high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 675 rural households in Utah and western Colorado.

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USDA Invests $4.3 Million in Rural Broadband for New York Families

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $4.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,000 rural households on the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Territory in western New York.

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USDA Invests $41.6 Million in Rural Broadband for Missouri and Southern Iowa Families

FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce announced USDA has invested $41.6 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Missouri and Southern Iowa.

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USDA Invests $7.2 Million in Rural Broadband for Iowa and South Dakota Families

Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Iowa and South Dakota.

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USDA Invests $23.7 Million in Rural Broadband for North Carolina Families

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $23.7 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for nearly 8,750 rural households in North Carolina.

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USDA Invests $4.2 Million in Rural Broadband for Oklahoma Families

Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey today announced USDA has invested over $4.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Oklahoma.

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USDA Invests $3.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Virginia Families

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested nearly $3.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,250 rural households in Virginia.

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USDA Invests $9.75 Million in Rural Broadband for South Carolina Families

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $9,750,000 in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,911 rural households in South Carolina.

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USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $2,856,167 in high-speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve e-Connectivity for 347 rural households in Tennessee.

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USDA Receives Applications for More Than $635 Million in Loan-Grant Combination Funds in the First Round of the ReConnect Pilot Program

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development received 53 applications requesting more than $635 million in loan-grant combination funding in the first round of the ReConnect Pilot Program. USDA made $200 million available for loan-grant combination projects in the first round of funding.

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More Than $522 Million in Grant Funds Requested through First Round of ReConnect Pilot Program Applications

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) received 78 applications requesting more than $522 million in grant-only funding in the first round of the ReConnect Pilot Program. USDA has $200 million available for grant-only projects in this round of funding.

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