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ReConnect Program FY 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement Awardees

The Broadband ReConnect Program is a pilot program offering unique federal financing options in the form of grants, loans, and combinations thereof to create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural customers across America.

 

To-date, USDA has invested in 52 projects in the third round of the ReConnect Program. The investments represent $857,855,688 in grant and loan funding for high-speed internet. The funded service areas include a total of 19,216 households.

Below are details about the FY 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement awardees.

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100% Grant for Tribal Governments and Socially Vulnerable Communities

Applicant: Arctic Slope Telephone
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 0.3
Funded Service Area Households: 151
Award amount: $30,970,030

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 476 people, 15 businesses and a public school to high-speed internet in North Slope Borough, Alaska. Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs. This project will serve the socially vulnerable communities of North Slope Borough and portions of the Anaktuvuk and the Point Lay Alaska Native Village Tribal Areas.


Applicant: Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa
Location: Michigan
Total square miles: 0.6
Funded Service Area Households: 403
Award amount: $24,944,355

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 1,217 people and 26 businesses to high-speed internet in Chippewa and Mackinac counties. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa will make high-speed internet affordable by requiring its service provider to participate in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. This program provides low-income consumers with discounts on high-speed internet services. This project will serve Sault Ste. Marie Off-Reservation Trust Land, the Sault Ste. Marie Reservation as well as socially vulnerable communities in Chippewa and Mackinac counties. 


Applicant: Osage Nation
Location: Oklahoma
Total square miles: 206.4
Funded Service Area Households: 329
Award amount: $13,907,500

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 831 people, 18 businesses, and 128 farms to high-speed internet in Osage county in Oklahoma. Osage Nation will make highspeed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve the Osage Nation and Socially Vulnerable Communities in Osage County.


Applicant: Big Bend Telephone Company Inc.
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 147.4
Funded Service Area Households: 53
Award amount: $24,018,756

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 98 people, one business and five farms to high-speed internet in Presidio and Terrell counties in Texas. Big Bend Telephone Company Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs. This project will serve the Socially Vulnerable Community in Presidio County.


Applicant: Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 26.7
Funded Service Area Households: 269
Award amount: $34,885,420

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 844 people, 22 businesses and seven public schools to high-speed internet in Bristol Bay Borough, Dillingham Census Area, Lake Borough, and Peninsula Borough in Alaska. Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program and Lifeline Program. Eligible households receive discounts for broadband services in tribal entities and one-time discounts toward the purchase of a computer or tablet. This project will serve New Stuyahok, Levelock, King Salmon, New Koliganek, Naknek, South Naknek, and Ekwok Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas and the socially vulnerable communities of Dillingham, Lake and Peninsula.


Applicant: Unicom, Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 2.5
Funded Service Area Households: 520
Award amount: $31,039,615

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-thepremises network. This network will connect 2,165 people, 14 businesses and three public schools to high-speed internet in the Bethel Census Area in Alaska. Unicom Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Lifeline Program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and the FCC's new Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve the Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Kasigluk, Tuntutuliak, Kwethluk and Kwinhagak Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas and the socially vulnerable community of Bethel County.


Applicant: Table Top Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Arizona
Total square miles: 5.6
Funded Service Area Households: 58
Award amount: $3,775,276

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 201 people, seven businesses and two farms to high-speed internet in Apache County. Table Top Telephone Company Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by offering 100 megabits per second symmetrical service free for residents that participate in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Affordable Connectivity Programs. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Apache County and will serve the Navajo Nation Reservation.


Applicant: San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
Location: Colorado
Total square miles: 52.1
Funded Service Area Households: 63
Award amount: $1,998,448

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 129 people, eight businesses, a public school and 20 farms to high-speed internet in Conejos and Alamosa counties. The cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program. It proposes not to charge for routers or modems. This project will serve the socially vulnerable communities in Conejos and Alamosa Counties.


Applicant: Nemont Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Montana
Total square miles: 1418.4
Funded Service Area Households: 383
Award amount: $24,972,692

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,058 people, 25 businesses and 282 farms to high-speed internet in Roosevelt and Valley counties. Nemont will make high-speed internet affordable by offering a suite of broadband services designed to be simple. It will target residents and businesses on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. All services offered will be symmetrical and capable of supporting multiple simultaneous users for many applications, including teleworking and remote learning. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Roosevelt County and on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.


Applicant: Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 115
Funded Service Area Households: 249
Award amount: $3,681,000

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premise network. This network will connect 606 people, eight businesses, 34 farms and two public schools to high-speed internet in Cibola and McKinley counties. Continental will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit and Affordable Connectivity Plans. This project will serve the Laguna Pueblo, the Acoma Pueblo, and the Acoma Off-Reservation Trust Land tribal entities as well as socially vulnerable communities in Cibola and McKinley counties.


Applicant: E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 73
Funded Service Area Households: 32
Award amount: $14,797,747

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to connect people, businesses and farms to high-speed internet in Chaves, Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, San Miguel, Socorro, Torrance and Union counties. E.N.M.R. will make high-speed internet affordable by offering price plans that match the pricing offered to all other FTTP Cooperative members. All three plans will include free Wi-Fi service. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, San Miguel and Socorro counties.


Applicant: Five Area Telephone Cooperative Inc.
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 1408
Funded Service Area Households: 538
Award amount: $16,606,750

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,402 people, 50 businesses, 712 farms and four public schools to high-speed internet in Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Lamb and Parmer counties. The Cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline Programs, giving residents discounts on their services. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Parmer, Bailey, Cochran and Lamb counties.

100% Grant Awardees

Applicant: Alaska Telephone Company
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 9.4
Funded Service Area Households: 92
Award amount: $33,017,636

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 211 people and five businesses to high-speed internet in Haines Borough, Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Skagway Municipality in Alaska. Alaska Telephone Company will make high-speed internet affordable by implementing the FCC's Lifeline Program. This project will serve Skagway and Chilkat Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas.


Applicant: Mon-Cre Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 72.8
Funded Service Area Households: 781
Award amount: $3,951,801

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,812 people, 30 businesses, 53 farms and four public schools to high-speed internet in Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, and Montgomery counties in Alabama. Mon-Cre Telephone Cooperative Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs, providing discounts to qualifying subscribers. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities Lowndes County.


Applicant: J.B.N. Telephone Company Inc.
Location: Kansas, Nebraska
Total square miles: 234
Funded Service Area Households: 302
Award amount: $6,319,640

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 704 people, 17 businesses, and 225 farms to high-speed internet in Jackson, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Republic, Washington, and Riley counties in Kansas as well as Jefferson and Thayer counties in Nebraska. J.B.N Telephone Company Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs by providing low-income consumers who qualify up to $30 monthly service credit.


Applicant: Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 59
Funded Service Area Households: 241
Award amount: $2,268,109

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 642 people, eight businesses, and 94 farms to high-speed internet in Monroe and Randolph counties in Missouri. Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: Bay Springs Telephone Company Inc.
Location: Mississippi
Total square miles: 75.4
Funded Service Area Households: 419
Award amount: $8,128,534

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network. This network will connect 1,123 people, nine businesses and 57 farms to high-speed internet in Jasper and Smith counties in Mississippi. Bay Springs Telephone Company Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participation in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: TEC of Jackson Inc.
Location: Mississippi
Total square miles: 376.1
Funded Service Area Households: 3,758
Award amount: $22,210,057

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network that will connect 9,770 people, 92 businesses and 310 farms to high-speed internet in Copiah, Scott, Lawrence, Newton and Simpson counties in Mississippi. TEC of Jackson Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Newton, Simpson and Lawrence counties.


Applicant: Project Telephone Company
Location: Montana
Total square miles: 136.4
Funded Service Area Households: 276
Award amount: $8,579,820

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 693 people, 16 businesses, one educational facility, and 23 farms to high-speed internet in Big Horn and Yellowstone counties in Montana. Project Telephone Company will make high-speed internet affordable by implementing the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve portions of the Crow Reservation, Fort Smith and Pompey’s Pillar areas.


Applicant: Halstad Telephone Company
Location: North Dakota
Total square miles: 178.3
Funded Service Area Households: 214
Award amount: $2,815,462

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 532 people, seven businesses and 86 farms to high-speed internet in Traill County. Halstad Telephone Company will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.


Applicant: Consolidated Enterprises Inc.
Location: North Dakota
Total square miles: 650.3
Funded Service Area Households: 365
Award amount: $13,814,768

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 851 people, 38 businesses, 164 farms, and one school to high-speed internet in Billings and Stark counties in North Dakota. Consolidated Enterprises Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: BEK Communications Cooperative
Location: North Dakota
Total square miles: 543.8
Funded Service Area Households: 623
Award amount: $13,942,351

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,496 people, 61 businesses, 257 farms, and four schools to high-speed internet in Barnes, Cass, and Ransom counties in North Dakota. BEK Communications Cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by continuing to participate in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: Valliant Telephone Company Inc.
Location: Oklahoma
Total square miles: 1
Funded Service Area Households: 86
Award amount: $883,904

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 200 people, 16 businesses, and one educational facility to high-speed internet in Choctaw and McCurtain counties in Oklahoma. Valliant Telephone Company Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by implementing the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs, and offering four internet packages. This project will serve Choctaw Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area and socially vulnerable communities in McCurtain County.


Applicant: Totelcom Communications LLC
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 55.9
Funded Service Area Households: 109
Award amount: $3,872,775

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 299 people, nine businesses, 85 farms, and one educational facility to high-speed internet in Comanche County, Texas. Totelcom Communications Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program by providing low-income consumers who qualify up to $30 monthly service credit.


Applicant: Tri County Telephone Association Inc.
Location: Wyoming
Total square miles: 112.6
Funded Service Area Households: 95
Award amount: $9,592,794

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 204 people, 15 businesses, and 19 farms to high-speed internet in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, Sheridan, Washakie counties in Wyoming. Tri County Telephone Association Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by implementing the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: Delta-Montrose Electric Association
Location: Colorado
Total square miles: 943.6
Funded Service Area Households: 1,479
Award amount: $13,885,361

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network. This network will connect 3,577 people, 148 businesses, one school, and 765 farms to high-speed internet in the Colorado counties of Delta, Montrose and Gunnison. Delta-Montrose Electrical Assn. will make high-speed internet affordable by participation in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs to provide low-cost internet to its service area. This project will also serve the socially vulnerable community of Delta County.


Applicant: Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation
Location: North Carolina
Total square miles: 265.1
Funded Service Area Households: 4,801
Award amount: $24,664,687

This Rural Development investment will be used to help Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation deploy a fiber-to-the-home network. This network will connect 13,972 people, 198 businesses, 166 farms and 18 public schools to high-speed internet in Robeson and Scotland Counties in North Carolina. Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation will make high-speed internet affordable by implementing the FOCUS Broadband's Faster Internet for Robeson and Scotland Today (FIRST) program and offering four internet packages. This project will serve the Lumbee SDSTA Tribe and the Socially Vulnerable Communities of Scotland and Robeson Counties.


Applicant: AP&T Wireless, Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 10.2
Funded Service Area Households: 447
Award amount: $29,344,717

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,236 people, 45 businesses and a public school to high-speed internet in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area in Alaska. AP&T Wireless Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by its planned participation in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Program and the Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve the Klawock and Craig Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas and the socially vulnerable community of Prince of Wales-Hyder.


Applicant: Cordova Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 5.1
Funded Service Area Households: 489
Award amount: $21,404,940

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,190 people and 51 businesses to high-speed internet in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area. Cordova Telephone Cooperative Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communication Commission's Lifeline Program and the Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve the Eyak Alaska Native Village Statistical Area.


Applicant: Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Arkansas
Total square miles: 167.8
Funded Service Area Households: 421
Award amount: $11,915,475

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 986 people, 10 businesses and 145 farms to high-speed internet in Searcy and Van Buren counties. The company will make high-speed internet affordable by offering low-cost starter packages with voice and voice/data. Discounts will be offered to those who participate in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs.


Applicant: Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Montana
Total square miles: 70.5
Funded Service Area Households: 50
Award amount: $4,014,840

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network that will connect 89 people, five businesses and 47 farms to high-speed internet in Ravalli County. Blackfoot will make high-speed internet affordable by offering low-cost options at speeds sufficient for multiple users to simultaneously telework and engage in remote learning. Blackfoot will participate in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs, providing discounts on broadband services.


Applicant: Reservation Telephone Cooperative
Location: North Dakota, Montana
Total square miles: 513.4
Funded Service Area Households: 521
Award amount: $18,501,541

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,151 people, 67 businesses, four public schools and 91 farms in Richland and Wibaux counties in Montana, and in Dunn, McKenzie and McLean counties in North Dakota. Reservation Telephone Cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program. This will give eligible residents a discount of up to $30 per month. This project will serve the Fort Berthold Reservation Tribal Entity.


Applicant: Uprise LLC
Location: Nevada
Total square miles: 847.7
Funded Service Area Households: 1264
Award amount: $27,154,596

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 4,884 people, 130 businesses, 22 farms and seven public schools to high-speed internet in Pershing County. Uprise LLC will offer subscribers symmetrical service tiers of 200 megabits per second (Mbps) or one gigabit per second. It plans to apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program to enable subscribers to obtain the 200 Mbps symmetrical service for free. This project will serve people in the Lovelock Indian Colony and several socially vulnerable communities in Pershing County.

50/50 Loan/Grant Combo Awardees

Applicant: Pine Belt Telephone Company Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 1,127
Funded Service Area Households: 6,662
Award amount: $49,731,574

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 15,989 people, 608 businesses, 52 educational facilities and 407 farms to high-speed internet in Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox counties. Pine Belt Telephone Company will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Choctaw, Dallas and Clarke counties.


Applicant: Fort Mojave Telecommunications, Inc.
Location: California
Total square miles: 5.7
Funded Service Area Households: 1,381
Award amount: $7,009,160

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 3,498 people, 137 businesses, and seven schools to high-speed internet in San Bernardino County in California. Fort Mojave Telecommunications Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in San Bernardino County.


Applicant: Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association
Location: Minnesota
Total square miles: 300
Funded Service Area Households: 1,433
Award amount: $25,113,544

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the home network. This network will connect 3,597 people, 80 businesses, and 458 farms to high-speed internet in Freeborn County in Minnesota. Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: Upsala Co-operative Telephone Assoc.
Location: Minnesota
Total square miles: 55.6
Funded Service Area Households: 606
Award amount: $6,551,758

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,595 people, 32 businesses, 101 farms, and one educational facility to high-speed internet in Morrison, Stearns, and Todd counties in Minnesota. Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program by providing low-income consumers who qualify up to $30 monthly service credit.


Applicant: Spring Grove Communications
Location: Minnesota, Iowa
Total square miles: 66.9
Funded Service Area Households: 424
Award amount: $11,414,096

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 983 people, 42 businesses, and 122 farms to high-speed internet in Allamakee and Winneshiek counties in Iowa and Houston County in Minnesota. Spring Grove Communications will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.


Applicant: Southern Plains Cable LLC
Location: Oklahoma
Total square miles: 6.5
Funded Service Area Households: 2,865
Award amount: $16,269,096

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 7,093 people, 230 businesses, six farms and 29 schools to high-speed internet in Caddo, Comanche, Cotton and Grady counties. Southern Plains Cable will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs. This project will serve the Chickasaw and Kiowa-Comanche-Apache-Fort Sill Apache Tribal Statistical Areas and socially vulnerable communities in Cotton County.


Applicant: Oregon Telephone Corporation
Location: Oregon
Total square miles: 604.2
Funded Service Area Households: 468
Award amount: $20,528,098

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,163 people, 41 businesses, 70 farms, and four educational facilities to high-speed internet in Baker, Grant, and Malheur counties in Oregon. Oregon Telephone Corporation will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program and the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program, including Oregon Lifeline.


Applicant: Blossom Telephone Company
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 48
Funded Service Area Households: 393
Award amount: $4,567,140

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 982 people, 14 businesses and 93 farms to high-speed internet in Lamar and Red River counties. Blossom Telephone Company will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Lifeline Program.


Applicant: Taylor Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 530.4
Funded Service Area Households: 489
Award amount: $32,675,760

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 1,060 people, 20 businesses and 450 farms to high-speed internet in Coleman, Nolan, Runnels, Taylor counties. Taylor Telephone Cooperative Inc. will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.


Applicant: DeKalb Telephone Cooperative
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 143.6
Funded Service Area Households: 2,361
Award amount: $11,683,600

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 6,056 people, 74 businesses, five schools, and 373 farms to high-speed internet in the Tennessee counties of DeKalb, Cannon, Smith and Rutherford. The Dekalb Telephone Cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by participation in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs to provide low-cost internet to its service area.


Applicant: Central Texas Telephone Cooperative
Location: Texas
Total square miles: 203.5
Funded Service Area Households: 275
Award amount: $19,612,860

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 647 people, 19 businesses and 151 farms to highspeed internet in Lampasas and San Saba counties. Central Texas will make highspeed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Program ($9.25 discount) and the Affordable Connectivity Program ($30 discount). This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in San Saba County.


Applicant: The Ponderosa Telephone Company
Location: California
Total square miles: 31.4
Funded Service Area Households: 38
Award amount: $12,932,408

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 115 people, a business and 26 farms to highspeed internet in Fresno County. The company will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs, giving the residents a $30 discount, making the lowest package available for $0.70. This project will serve Cold Springs Rancheria.


Applicant: Tularosa Basin Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 195.4
Funded Service Area Households: 223
Award amount: $11,650,204

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 466 people, 28 businesses and 16 farms to highspeed internet in Lincoln and Otero counties. Tularosa will make high-speed internet affordable by participating in the Federal Communication Commission's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs. The discounts provided by these programs will enable qualifying households to receive service as low as $4.20 per month. This project will serve the Mescalero Reservation and the socially vulnerable community of Otero County.

100% Loan Awardees

Applicant: Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association
Location: Illinois
Total square miles: 60.3
Funded Service Area Households: 458
Award amount: $25,282,255

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 1,140 people, 22 businesses, and 84 farms to high-speed internet in Jackson and Randolph counties in Illinois.


Applicant: Net Vision Communications, LLC
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 6.1
Funded Service Area Households: 1,906
Award amount: $12,357,100

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 4,587 people, 300 businesses, nine farms and 15 public schools to high-speed internet in Barton County. This project will serve socially vulnerable communities in Barton County.


Applicant: Griggs County Telephone Co.
Location: North Dakota
Total square miles: 333.4
Funded Service Area Households: 551
Award amount: $16,880,472

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 2,943 people, 99 businesses, 11 educational facilities, and 173 farms to high-speed internet in Ranson, Cass, and Richland counties in North Dakota.


Applicant: Midvale Telephone Company
Location: Arizona, Idaho
Total square miles: 724.2
Funded Service Area Households: 228
Award amount: $10,583,267

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network. This network will connect 455 people, 39 businesses and 69 farms to highspeed internet in Elmore, Blaine, Custer and Boise counties in Idaho, and Gila, Graham, Pinal, Cochise and Pima counties in Arizona. This project will serve the socially vulnerable communities of Pinal county in Arizona and Elmore in Idaho.


Applicant: The Volcano Telephone Company
Location: California
Total square miles: 18.6
Funded Service Area Households: 2311
Award amount: $28,251,330

This Rural Development investment will be used to help the Volcano Telephone Company deploy a fiber-to-the premises network. This network will connect 2,311 households, 119 businesses, seven educational facilities and 15 farms in Alpine, Amador, Calavares and El Dorado counties in California.


Applicant: Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 146
Funded Service Area Households: 1172
Award amount: $28,927,570

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premise network. This network will connect 2,976 people, 50 businesses, 13 farms and eight public schools to high-speed internet in Chaves, Eddy, Lincoln and Otero counties. This loan will serve socially vulnerable communities in Otero and Eddy counties.