USDA announces $550 million to deploy high-speed broadband internet infrastructure in rural U.S.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

STANTON, Iowa (KFOR) – More than half of a billion dollars in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Reconnect Pilot Program funding will be available in 2020 to develop high-speed broadband internet infrastructure in rural parts of the United States.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that a second round of $550 million has been made available after being appropriated by Congress.

Perdue announced the new funding alongside Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds while congratulating the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa, for receiving $6.4 million in first-round Reconnect Pilot Program funding to connect 477 households, 35 farms and 21 businesses in Montgomery and Page counties.

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