November 21, 2011
Technology Issues Update
USDA Announces Funding to Expand and Improve Broadband Services in Rural Areas of Washington State
Last week, the United State Department of Agriculture announced it will be providing funding for telephone utilities to build, expand and improve broadband service in rural areas. Much of these funds will be used for “last mile” Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) broadband systems. These projects are critical to connecting new subscribers to high speed broadband systems.
More information about USDA Rural Development can be found at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/.
“Funding research and technology is crucial to our innovative and economic growth. Growth in the technology industry will increase our global competitiveness and foster a stable and growing economy,” Adam stated.