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USDA Awards Distance Learning Grant to UETN

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $469,300 to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) through its Rural…
November 24, 2014

USDA Plans to Increase Lending Opportunities for Broadband

CoBank, a cooperative bank, recently committed $10 billion to the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. Teaming with the U.S.…
July 25, 2014

June 2014 Map of the Month: Broadband Funding Opportunities for Underserved Communities

The Utah Broadband Project’s June 2014 Map of the Month highlights communities that may qualify for two funding opportunities.…
June 30, 2014

USDA Accepting Applications for the Community Connect Grant Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it is accepting applications for grants to enhance telecommunications and…
May 23, 2014

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Education and Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will begin to accept grant applications for the Distance Learning and…
July 3, 2013

June 2013 Map of the Month: USDA Community Connect Fund

As was described in a recent blogpost, the USDA announced that up to $21 Million in grants will be made available…
June 24, 2013

USDA Announces New Broadband Funding

Today, the USDA announced that up to $21 Million in grants will be made available to promote rural broadband access…
June 11, 2013

The President Signs Executive Order to Speed Broadband Deployment

From the White House:  We Can’t Wait: President Obama Signs Executive Order to Make Broadband Construction Faster and Cheaper  White…
June 13, 2012

USDA Releases Report on BIP Awards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) this week released an awards report on the ARRA-funded Broadband Initiatives…
January 19, 2011