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ReConnect Regulation

Overview

On February 26, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published the ReConnect Regulation in the Federal Register and on Regulations.gov. The ReConnect Program Regulation codifies policies and procedures for the ReConnect Program. The RUS requested public comment for a 60-day period, beginning February 26, 2021 and ending April 27, 2021. Below are details regarding the ReConnect Regulation:

  • The docket number for the ReConnect Regulation is RUS-20-Telecom-0023
  • The Regulatory Information Number (RIN) is 0572-AC51

To view the public comments that were submitted for the ReConnect Regulation, please visit www.regulations.gov/document/RUS-20-TELECOM-0023-0001.

Regulation Webinar Recording

On March 30, 2021, RUS hosted a live webinar to provide a brief overview of both rounds of ReConnect Program funding, an in-depth overview of the ReConnect Regulation, and discuss the public comment process and program timeline.

Related Materials: Regulation Webinar Slide Deck (PDF, 1.9 MB)

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