USDA announces $190M for rural broadband programs

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More than $190 million for advanced communication infrastructure, including broadband, is headed to several states and territories, the Agriculture Department announced Wednesday.

The funding comes through the USDA’s Community Connect Grant program, the Public Television Digital Transition Grant program and the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan program.

In all, the latest round of funding includes provisions for 25 projects and 19 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, according to the release, the funding to different projects is “contingent upon the recipients meeting the terms of their grant or loan agreements.”

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