News stories from the past 60 days.
May 14, 2019 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $111.6 million to expand broadband access to rural homes and businesses in 12 states as part of the Connect America Fund Phase II auction. This initial funding is expected to provide broadband access to over 37,000 rural homes and businesses; more than 700,000 are expected to be connected in the next decade.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
May 13, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $82 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 20 states. The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program will allow communities with less than 10,000 residents to invest in drinking water, waste disposal, and stormwater drainage systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Last Updated: 5/15/2019