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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service

Description
Discusses disparities in rural broadband access and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) programs intended to address this issue. Addresses criticisms of RUS broadband programs and related legislation, including the amount of Rural Development Telecom Awards for each state. Highlights the benefits of broadband access, such as rural economic development and telemedicine.
Date
03/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Congressional Research Service
Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Funding · Legislation and regulations