More Dollars Released to Broadband in OklahomaWed, 20 Apr 2011 17:11:32 CDT
During a Denver workshop, Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator of USDA’s Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service, announced that almost 40-million dollars will be released to support telecommunications projects in seven states to improve broadband service to rural residents and businesses. The loans are for projects in Oklahoma as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota and Montana.
The telephone companies and cooperatives that have been selected to receive the financing will construct more than 1,000 miles of Fiber-To-The-Premises systems. According to USDA, - investment in broadband technology will provide rural communities the level of financial assistance required to make them full partners in the digital age and keep them competitive on a local, national and global level.
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