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


Given the large potential impact broadband access may have on the economic development of rural America, concern has been raised over a "digital divide" between rural and urban or suburban areas with respect to broadband deployment. While there are many examples of rural communities with state of the art telecommunications facilities, recent surveys and studies have indicated that, in general, rural areas tend to lag behind urban and suburban areas in broadband deployment. Citing the lagging deployment of broadband in many rural areas, Congress and the Administration acted in 2001 and 2002 to initiate pilot broadband loan and grant programs within the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Subsequently, Section 6103 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-171) amended the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to authorize a loan and loan guarantee program to provide funds for the costs of the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in eligible rural communities. The RUS/USDA houses two assistance programs exclusively dedicated to financing broadband deployment: the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program and the Community Connect Grant Program.


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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA\'s Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Sep 20,2013  Pages: 27]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: May 16,2013  Pages: 27]

Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Apr 26,2013  Pages: 27]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Oct 02,2012  Pages: 30]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Nov 28,2011  Pages: 22]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Mar 27,2009  Pages: 26]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Jul 20,2007  Pages: 26]

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Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Mar 14,2007  Pages: 18]

Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Feb 06,2007  Pages: 18]

Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service  [Order No: RL33816  Release Date: Jan 23,2007  Pages: 18]