InnovateOhio Issues Statewide Broadband Strategy

The following is a press release issued by InnovateOhio on December 19, 2019. Learn more about InnovateOhio  at this website. Media contact: Caroyn Cypret, 614-995-1815, Carolyn.Cypret@governor.ohio.gov Plan supports applications for federal ReConnect funding by awarding additional points More accurate coverage maps also rolled out in partnership with Connected Nation (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—InnovateOhio, under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, today released the …

USDA Invests $7.9 Million in Rural Broadband for North Carolina Families

The following press release was issued by USDA on December 11, 2019 BOLTON, N.C., Dec. 11, 2019 – Today, North Carolina Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford announced USDA has invested $7.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 4,000 rural households in North Carolina. This is one of many funding announcements in the first …

USDA Invests $8.1 Million in Rural Broadband for South Carolina Families

The following press release was issued by USDA on December 9, 2019 HUGER, S.C., Dec. 9, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jim Hubbard announced USDA has invested $8.1 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 3,780 homes in rural South Carolina. This is …

USDA Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

The following release was issued by the USDA on December 5, 2019 HAMILTON, Ala., Dec. 5, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 …

USDA Invests $5.2 Million in Rural Broadband for Kansas Families

The following press release was issued in the USDA website on November 25, 2019 PARSONS, Kansas, Nov. 25, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Matthew Lohr today announced USDA has invested $5.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Kansas. This is one …

USDA Invests $5.1 Million in Rural Broadband for Utah and Western Colorado

LAKE POINT, Utah, Nov. 25, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced USDA has invested $5.13 million in two separate high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 675 rural households in Utah and western Colorado. This is one of many funding announcements in the first …

An Increased Federal Focus on Ubiquitous Broadband

Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2019) –  This quarter has seen a flurry of broadband legislation and programs aimed at increasing high-speed internet access and adoption across the country. Our policy team tracks these developments closely as we work to get broadband deployed in even the most unserved of communities. Below are just a few of the items we are following: …

What is the USDA Reconnect Program and What Can It Do for You?

Bowling Green, KY. (May 31, 2019) – In December 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled their newest loan and grant program titled the “ReConnect Program,” which aims to provide broadband resources to rural, unserved areas across the country. The program defines broadband as 10 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload, and the funds will be divided into three pools—$200 …

USDA opens application portal for new ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Published by Dairy Business on April 26th, 2019 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. These funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas with …

Rural Broadband Funding: Applications Open, Planning for Investment

Bowling Green, KY (April 25, 2019) – The USDA recently extended the deadline for grant applications to its ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.  Now, the agency is taking online applications. The program is focused on efforts that will expand broadband in rural America. The first round of applications are now due on May 31. In this first round of funding, USDA …