USDA Invests $86 Million in Rural Broadband Service in Eight States

The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $86 million in rural broadband service(PDF, 110 KB) for 17,000 people and businesses in eight states. “Access to high-speed broadband internet, or e-Connectivity, is a cornerstone of prosperity anywhere, …

Update: 2017 Broadband Access in Indiana

Published by Center for Regional Development on June 4, 2019 By Roberto Gallardo  The Federal Communications Commission recently released their latest broadband deployment report using data from December 2017. Internet providers are required to file a report using form 477 twice per year on broadband access. While this dataset is known to have issues, including being carrier self-reported, not granular …

House passes broadband access bill sponsored by Brooks

Published by CNHI News Indiana on May 21, 2019 By Ken de la Bastide ANDERSON – With more Americans than ever relying on the internet, the U.S. House has passed legislation to increase access to broadband services. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., would help expand broadband access in underserved areas and create …