Community Connect

USDA Invites Comments on Final Rule to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America Under the ReConnect Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that USDA is seeking comments on a final rule to expand broadband service in rural areas by simplifying program requirements to make more companies eligible to participate in USDA’s ReConnect Program.

USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes

Pennsylvania DLT project receives $490,381 grant

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health insurance.

USDA & Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology Offer Broadband Grant Workshop March 12

USDA has a number of broadband programs that can pay for connections to get rural cities, counties, schools and health clinics connected to the Internet.

Come learn how your community can benefit, at a Broadband Grant and Loan Workshop March 12, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 at two sites:

  • Nevada State Libraries and Archives, 100 N. Stewart St., Room 110, Carson City

  • Grant Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Ave. St., Room 1400, Las Vegas

A call-in phone line is also available: