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ReConnect Program FY 2020 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.

 

As of now, USDA is investing in 69 projects through the second round of the ReConnect Program. The investments represent $575,867,474 in grant and loan funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The funded service areas include a total of 101,070 households.

USDA is reviewing applications and announcing approved projects on a rolling basis. Additional investments will be made in the coming weeks. Below are details about the projects announced to date.

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Applicant: DoveTel Communications, LLC
Location:
Georgia
Total square miles: 125.31
Funded Service Area Households: 2,779
Award amount: $12,575,317

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a Fiber-to-the-Premises network in rural Georgia. The funded service areas include 2,779 households, one educational facility, and four essential community facilities spread over 125.31 square miles.


Applicant: Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association
Location: Mississippi
Total square miles: 474.74
Funded Service Area Households: 878
Award amount: $16,091,872

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network in rural Mississippi. The funded service areas include 878 households and nine essential community facilities spread over 474.74 square miles.


Applicant: French Broad Electric Membership Corporation
Location:
North Carolina
Total square miles: 133.03
Funded Service Area Households: 1,740
Award amount: $3,231,412

This Rural Development investment will be used to construct a 100% fiber-to-the-home solution for Southwest Madison County in Western North Carolina. The funded service area includes 1,740 households and two essential community facilities spread over 133.03 square miles.


Applicant: Easton Utilities Commission
Location: Maryland
Total square miles: 122.36
Funded Service Area Households: 3,447
Award amount: $13,108,229

This Rural Development investment will be used to deliver Fiber-to-the-Premises to the proposed funded service territory in rural Maryland. The funded service areas include 3,447 households, eight educational facilities, one essential community facility, and one healthcare facility spread over 122.36 square miles.


Applicant: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location:
Oklahoma
Total square miles: 826.04
Funded Service Area Households: 1,832
Award amount: $24,299,824

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home broadband services in rural Oklahoma. The funded service areas include 1,832 households and two essential community facilities spread over 826.04 square miles.


Applicant: Cimarron Telephone Company, L.L.C.
Location:
Oklahoma
Total square miles: 125.24
Funded Service Area Households: 287
Award amount: $5,492,137

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Oklahoma. The funded service area includes 287 households spread over 125.24 square miles.


Applicant: Big River Broadband, LLC
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 28.11
Funded Service Area Households: 1,746
Award amount: $2,932,365

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy Fiber-to-the-Premises utilizing Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology in rural Missouri. The funded service areas include 1,746 households, five educational facilities, and one essential community facility spread over 28.11 square miles.


Applicant: Scott County Telephone Cooperative
Location: Virginia
Total square miles: 195.88
Funded Service Area Households: 3,005
Award amount: $9,000,000

This Rural Development investment will be used to construct a fiber-to-the-premises over-lash to upgrade current broadband infrastructure in rural Virginia. The funded service areas include 3,005 households, two essential community facilities, and two educational facilities spread over 195.88 square miles.


Applicant: Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation
Location: North Carolina
Total square miles: 16.24
Funded Service Area Households: 1,302
Award amount: $2,301,262

This Rural Development investment will be used to close the digital divide in northern Moore County, North Carolina by providing quality and reliable broadband. The funded service areas include 1,302 households and nine educational facilities spread over 16.24 square miles.


Applicant: Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation
Location:
North Carolina
Total square miles: 539.44
Funded Service Area Households: 6,853
Award amount: $21,681,087

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises to serve rural North Carolina. The funded service areas include 6,853 households, 15 essential community facilities, 19 educational facilities, and 9 healthcare facilities spread over 539.44 square miles.


Applicant: Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.
Location:
South Dakota, Wyoming
Total square miles: 404.74
Funded Service Area Households: 100
Award amount: $1,731,630

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in southwest South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. The funded service area includes 100 households and one essential community facility spread over 404.74 square miles.


Applicant: Bay Springs Telephone Company, Inc.
Location:
Mississippi
Total square miles: 96.71
Funded Service Area Households: 2,037
Award amount: $4,692,817

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Mississippi. The funded service areas include 2,037 households, five educational facilities, seven essential community facilities, and two healthcare facilities spread over 96.71 square miles.


Applicant: Mountain View Telephone Company
Location:
Arkansas
Total square miles: 44.58
Funded Service Area Households: 554
Award amount: $2,985,701

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Arkansas. The funded service area includes 554 households and three essential community facilities spread over 44.58 square miles.


Applicant: Northern Arkansas Telephone Company
Location:
Arkansas
Total square miles: 69.47
Funded Service Area Households: 526
Award amount: $4,758,862

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Arkansas. The funded service area includes 526 households spread over 69.47 square miles.


Applicant: Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc.
Location:
Arkansas
Total square miles: 94.85
Funded Service Area Households: 218
Award amount: $4,111,317

This Rural Development investment will be used to upgrade broadband service in the Alread community to fiber-to-the-premises in portions of Van Buren and Pope County, Arkansas. The funded service area includes 218 households spread over 94.85 square miles.


Applicant: Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation
Location: Indiana
Total square miles: 12.37
Funded Service Area households: 109
Award Amount: $1,040,872

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Indiana. The funded service area includes 109 households spread over 12.37 square miles.


Applicant: Ntera, LLC
Location: Wisconsin
Total square miles: 26.28
Funded Service Area households: 746
Award Amount: $3,095,922

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-home broadband services in rural Wisconsin. The funded service areas include 746 households spread over 26.28 square miles.


Applicant: Volunteer Energy Cooperative
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 43.61
Funded Service Area households: 1,058
Award Amount: $3,731,558

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-home broadband service in rural Tennessee. The funded service area includes 1,058 households spread over 43.61 square miles.


Applicant: Ben Lomand Holdings, Inc.
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 25.37
Funded Service Area households: 67
Award Amount: $1,936,789

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband services in rural Tennessee. The funded service areas include 67 households spread over 25.37 square miles.


Applicant: Highland Communications, LLC
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 102.23
Funded Service Area households: 1,147
Award Amount: $6,470,108

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Tennessee. The funded service area includes 1,147 households, eight educational facilities, and one essential community facility spread over 102.23 square miles.


Applicant: DeKalb Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 23.49
Funded Service Area households: 764
Award Amount: $2,227,410

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Tennessee. The funded service areas include 764 households spread over 23.49 square miles.


Applicant: West Tennessee Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 35.63
Funded Service Area households: 1,125
Award Amount: $2,709,600

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Tennessee. The funded service areas include 1,125 households and one essential community facility spread over 35.63 square miles.


Applicant: Emery Telecommunications & Video, Inc.
Location: Colorado
Total square miles: 354.84
Funded Service Area households: 684
Award Amount: $6,302,196

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Colorado. The funded service areas include 684 households and five essential community facilities spread over 354.54 square miles.


Applicant: AP&T Wireless Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 3.95
Funded Service Area households: 112
Award Amount: $21,545,167

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy an all-fiber network in rural Alaska. The funded service areas include 112 households, one educational facility, and two essential community facilities spread over 3.95 square miles.


Applicant: Unicom Inc.
Location: Alaska
Total square miles: 18.1
Funded Service Area households: 1,456
Award Amount: $25,000,000

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alaska. The funded service areas include 1,456 households, 10 educational facilities, and 15 essential community facilities spread over 18.1 square miles.


Applicant: Oregon-Idaho Utilities, Inc.
Location: Idaho, Nevada, Oregon
Total square miles: 1,284.48
Funded Service Area households: 255
Award Amount: $12,867,781

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband services in rural Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon. The funded service areas include 255 households spread over 1,284.48 miles.


Applicant: South Dakota Network, LLC (dba SDN Communications)
Location: South Dakota
Total square miles: 8.11
Funded Service Area households: 487
Award Amount: $6,014,940

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural South Dakota. The funded service area includes 487 households spread over 8.11 square miles.


Applicant: Union Telephone Company
Location: Wyoming
Total square miles: 30.46
Funded Service Area households: 49
Award Amount: $252,786

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fixed wireless broadband service in rural Wyoming. The funded service area includes 49 households, one educational facility, and three essential community facilities spread over 30.46 square miles.


Applicant: Citynet, LLC
Location: West Virginia
Total square miles: 55.11
Funded Service Area households: 2,360
Award Amount: $7,623,751

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-home broadband service in rural West Virginia. The funded service areas include 2,360 households, two educational facilities, and seven essential community facilities spread over 55.11 square miles.


Applicant: Jo-Carroll Energy, Inc.
Location: Illinois
Total square miles: 250.96
Funded Service Area households: 3,076
Award Amount: $14,046,745

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband services in rural Illinois. The funded service area includes 3,076 households, one healthcare facility, six essential community facilities, and 10 educational facilities spread over 250.96 miles.


Applicant: Consolidated Telephone Company
Location: Minnesota
Total square miles: 36.63
Funded Service Area households: 599
Award Amount: $3,061,502

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Minnesota. The funded service areas include 519 households spread over 36.63 square miles.


Applicant: SWC Telesolutions, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 154.33
Funded Service Area households: 811
Award Amount: $6,152,235

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural New Mexico. The funded service area includes 811 households and seven essential community facilities spread over 154.33 square miles.


Applicant: Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 232.93
Funded Service Area households: 69
Award Amount: $4,508,250

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural New Mexico. The funded service areas include 69 households spread over 232.93 square miles.


Applicant: Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 29.6
Funded Service Area households: 38
Award Amount: $1,186,426

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural New Mexico. The funded service area includes 38 households spread over 29.6 square miles.


Applicant: Allband Multimedia LLC
Location: Michigan
Total square miles: 128.6
Funded Service Area households: 1,534
Award Amount: $3,570,997

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fixed wireless broadband service in rural Michigan. The funded service areas include 1,534 households, four educational facilities, and one essential community facility spread over 128.6 square miles.


Applicant: The Stoutland Telephone Company, dba Missouricom
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 54.37
Funded Service Area households: 953
Award Amount: $4,676,807

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Missouri. The funded service areas include 953 households spread over 54.37 square miles.


Applicant: Marshall Municipal Utilities
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 370.46
Funded Service Area households: 1,527
Award Amount: $7,578,843

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Missouri. The funded service area includes 1,527 households, five educational facilities, and two essential community facilities spread over 370.46 square miles.


Applicant: Whidbey Telephone Company
Location: Washington
Total square miles: 0.16
Funded Service Area households: 144
Award Amount: $596,781

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Washington. The funded service area includes 144 households spread over 0.16 square miles.


Applicant: West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation, Inc.
Location: Kentucky
Total square miles: 167.96
Funded Service Area households: 3,125
Award Amount: $11,797,050

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Kentucky and Illinois. The funded service areas include 3,125 households, two educational facilities, nine essential community facilities, and two healthcare facilities spread over 167.96 square miles.


Applicant: Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 415.1
Funded Service Area households: 5,365
Award Amount: $8,626,876

This Rural Development investment will be used to expand fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service areas include 5,365 households and one essential community facility spread over 415.1 square miles.


Applicant: Millry Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 250.26
Funded Service Area households: 1,789
Award Amount: $8,372,785

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service areas include 1,789 households and five essential community facilities spread over 250.26 miles.


Applicant: Moundville Telephone Co., Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 1.88
Funded Service Area households: 51
Award Amount: $166,688

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service area includes 51 households spread over 1.88 square miles.


Applicant: Mon-Cre Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 48.69
Funded Service Area households: 1,085
Award Amount: $5,863,528

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service area includes 1,085 households and three essential community facilities spread over 48.69 square miles.


Applicant: Hayneville Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 27.03
Funded Service Area households: 542
Award Amount: $1,519,631

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service area includes 542 households and four educational facilities spread over 27.03 square miles.


Applicant: Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation
Location: North Carolina
Total square miles: 30.43
Funded Service Area households: 2,244
Award Amount: $2,305,855

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural North Carolina. The funded service areas include 2,244 households spread over 30.43 square miles.


Applicant: Osage Municipal Utilities
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 16.03
Funded Service Area households: 154
Award Amount: $368,845

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service area includes 154 households and one essential community facility spread over 16.03 square miles.


Applicant: C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 1.99
Funded Service Area households: 9
Award Amount: $744,004

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service areas include nine households spread over 1.99 square miles.

50/50 Loan/Grant Combo Awardees

Applicant: Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Tennessee
Total square miles: 128.55
Funded Service Area Households: 1,658
Award amount: $9,834,300

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy an Active Optical Ethernet Network (AOEN), Fiber-to-the-Home solution, which will provide broadband connection to underserved locations in rural Tennessee. The funded service areas include 1,658 households, four educational facilities, and one essential community facility spread over 128.55 square miles.


Applicant: Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation.
Location: Indiana
Total square miles: 117.26
Funded Service Area Households: 1,927
Award amount: $3,915,788

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Indiana. The funded service area includes 1,927 households and one essential community facility spread over 117.26 square miles.


Applicant: South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 74.29
Funded Service Area Households: 763
Award amount: $5,412,960

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service area includes 763 households spread over 74.29 square miles.


Applicant: Hamilton County Telephone Co-op
Location: Illinois
Total square miles: 272.96
Funded Service Area Households: 7,942
Award amount: $40,352,682

This Rural Development investment will be used to expand fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Illinois. The funded service areas include 7,942 households, 16 educational facilities, and 12 essential community facilities spread over 272.96 square miles.


Applicant: Flat Rock Telephone Co-op, Incorporated
Location: Illinois
Total square miles: 38.22
Funded Service Area Households: 567
Award amount: $6,544,394

This Rural Development investment will be used to extend an existing broadband service network in rural Illinois. The funded service areas include 567 households and one essential community facility spread over 38.22 square miles.


Applicant: Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Association Inc.
Location: South Dakota
Total square miles: 260.21
Funded Service Area Households: 599
Award amount: $5,582,176

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural South Dakota. The funded service areas include 599 households, six educational facilities, and three essential community facilities spread over 260.21 square miles.


Applicant: Midvale Telephone Company
Location: Idaho
Total square miles: 22.34
Funded Service Area Households: 119
Award amount: $10,982,232

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-home broadband service in rural Idaho. The funded service areas include 119 households and one essential community facility spread over 22.34 square miles.


Applicant: Direct Communications Rockland, Inc.
Location: Idaho
Total square miles: 378.67
Funded Service Area Households: 690
Award amount: $19,645,246

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Idaho. The funded service areas include 690 households and two essential community facilities spread over 378.67 square miles.


Applicant: Project Telephone Company
Location: Montana
Total square miles: 548.94
Funded Service Area Households: 943
Award amount: $10,890,338

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Montana. The funded service areas include 943 households spread over 548.94 square miles.


Applicant: Alliance Communications Cooperative, Inc.
Location: South Dakota
Total square miles: 23.28
Funded Service Area Households: 413
Award amount: $1,588,183

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Montana. The funded service areas include 413 households spread over 23.28 square miles.

*The total project cost is $3,176,366. Alliance Communications Cooperative, Inc. substituted the 50% loan amount with matching funds of $1,588,183.


Applicant: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company of Moulton, Iowa
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 167.7
Funded Service Area Households: 1,334
Award amount: $9,967,506

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service areas include 1,334 households and two healthcare facilities spread over 167.7 square miles.


Applicant: Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 89.35
Funded Service Area Households: 383
Award amount: $4,778,520

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service areas include 383 households spread over 89.35 square miles.


Applicant: Harmony Telephone Company
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 51.65
Funded Service Area Households: 619
Award amount: $9,753,122

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service areas include 619 households spread over 51.65 square miles.


Applicant: Southwest Michigan Communications, Inc.
Location: Michigan
Total square miles: 26.02
Funded Service Area Households: 1,193
Award amount: $6,718,680

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service to rural Michigan. The funded service areas include 1,193 households spread over 26.02 square miles.


Applicant: Steelville Telephone Exchange, Inc. dba STE Communications
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 394.28
Funded Service Area Households: 1,942
Award amount: $29,794,472

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Missouri. The funded service area includes 1,942 households and three essential community facilities spread over 394.28 square miles.


Applicant: Total Highspeed LLC
Location: Missouri
Total square miles: 300.17
Funded Service Area Households: 9,783
Award amount: $49,991,954

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Missouri. The funded service areas include 9,783 households, six educational facilities, and 10 essential community facilities spread over 300.17 square miles.


Applicant: Pine Belt Telephone Company, Inc.
Location: Alabama
Total square miles: 288.42
Funded Service Area Households: 2,331
Award amount: $13,074,590

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Alabama. The funded service areas include 2,331 households, five educational facilities, and 10 essential community facilities spread over 288.42 square miles.


Applicant: Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative
Location: Iowa
Total square miles: 23.86
Funded Service Area Households: 388
Award amount: $731,500

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Iowa. The funded service area includes 388 households spread over 23.86 square miles.

*The total project cost is $1,463,000. Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative substituted the 50% loan amount with matching funds of $731,500.


Applicant: Peoples Telecom, LLC
Location: Kentucky
Total square miles: 3.92
Funded Service Area Households: 642
Award amount: $4,908,864

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Kentucky. The funded service areas include 642 households, one educational facility, and two essential community facilities spread over 3.92 square miles.

100% Loan Awardees

Applicant: OneTone Telecom, Inc.
Location: South Carolina
Total square miles: 2.67
Funded Service Area Households: 5,263
Award amount: $7,501,757

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband services in rural South Carolina. The funded service areas include 5,263 households and three educational facilities spread over 2.67 square miles.


Applicant: Youngsville Television Corporation, DBA Blue Fiber Corp
Location: Pennsylvania
Total square miles: 7.1
Funded Service Area Households: 237
Award amount: $750,000

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural Pennsylvania. The funded service area includes 237 households, two educational facilities, and four essential community facilities spread over 7.1 square miles.


Applicant: Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: New Mexico
Total square miles: 89.14
Funded Service Area Households: 496
Award amount: $8,191,650

This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy fiber-to-the-premises broadband service in rural New Mexico. The funded service areas include 496 households and four essential community facilities spread over 89.14 square miles.