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ReConnect Regulation


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 The ReConnect Program Regulation codifies policies and procedures for the ReConnect Program. The RUS is requesting public comment for a 60-day period, beginning February 26, 2021. Below are details regarding the ReConnect Regulation:

  • All public comments must be submitted by April 27, 2021
  • The docket number for the ReConnect Regulation is RUS-20-Telecom-0023
  • The Regulatory Information Number (RIN) is 0572-AC51

To submit a public comment for the ReConnect Regulation, please visit

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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