More Funding for Broadband Projects

More Funding for Broadband Projects

ARRA continues to improve rural access to technology.

Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going to broadband projects that will give rural Americans in eight states access to the tools they need to attract new businesses, educational opportunities in jobs. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Tuesday. He says the projects will create jobs building the networks and the completed systems will provide a platform for rural economic growth for years to come.

To date, USDA says more than a billion dollars has been provided to construct 67 broadband projects in 30 states and one territory. This latest announcement will invest $150 million of recovery act funding in 12 projects. With an additional $68.2 million in private investment provided in matching funds, the total investment is $218.2 million.

To see a listing of the projects by state, click

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