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Rural Utilities Service Offering New Opportunity for Broadband Deployment Funding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced on Thursday, June 30 new availability of funding for broadband deployment, along with the implementation of changes to its broadband loan programs that were made by the U.S. Congress as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the “2014 Farm Bill”). The June 30 announcement, made in the Federal Register, establishes an interim rule that allows the RUS to restart the acceptance of applications to the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan...