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USDA's ReConnect Program: Expanding Rural Broadband

Description
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect program, which provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to build and enhance broadband infrastructure in eligible rural service areas. Summarizes program details, funding allocations, the three rounds of awards, and funding awards by state. Compares the ReConnect program with other USDA broadband programs. Identifies issues that may impact the program's effectiveness, related legislation introduced in the 117th Congress, and potential policy options.
Date
01/2022
Type
Document
Organization
Congressional Research Service
Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Funding · Infrastructure · Policy · Telehealth

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