‘The internet is no longer a luxury’: $667M from USDA for rural broadband

BY: - August 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend another $667 million on rural broadband loans and grants, the department said Monday, marking the fourth round of Biden administration funding under a program that the 2021 infrastructure law invigorated. Nearly three-quarters of the funding, $493 million, will go toward grants, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on a […]

Washington awarded $1.2 billion from feds to expand internet access

BY: - June 26, 2023

Washington will receive more than $1 billion to expand and upgrade broadband access as part of a new round of funding from the Biden administration to get every home in the country connected to high-speed internet.  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration allocated nearly $42.5 billion to all 50 states, the […]

Over $700M in funding for rural broadband projects unveiled by USDA

BY: - June 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced it will send $714 million to help rural areas in 19 states connect to the internet, including tens of millions of dollars in loans and grants for Washington state. The Washington state projects include: A $9.2 million grant and a $4.6 million loan for Public Utility District […]

$121 million awarded to broadband projects across Washington

BY: - May 22, 2023

Nineteen construction projects that will expand access to broadband internet in Washington are set to receive federal funding from the State Broadband Office.  The office announced more than $121 million in grants to projects that will help deliver high-speed internet to communities across the state where it’s nonexistent or lacking. Washington Commerce Director Mike Fong […]