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WTA Recommends Increasing Speeds for USDA ReConnect Program

Today, WTA filed comments with USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) in response to its Final Rule asking for public input on certain aspects of it’s ReConnect grant and loan program. WTA recommended that RUS increase the minimum speed standard to … Continue reading “WTA Recommends Increasing Speeds for USDA ReConnect Program”

WTA Submits Comments on USDA ReConnect Program

Today, WTA filed comments with the Rural Utilities Service regarding the ReConnect Program, which provides grants and loans to build networks in rural America. In its comments, WTA recommends RUS make areas that have less than 25/3 Mbps broadband speeds … Continue reading “WTA Submits Comments on USDA ReConnect Program”

WTA Praises Passage of Farm Bill Broadband Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2018) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband praises Congress for passing the Farm Bill this week, which contains important provisions that will spur broadband growth in rural America. Among other thing, the bill provides the

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WTA Files Comments on RUS’ e-Connectivity Pilot Program

On September 10, WTA filed comments in response to the Rural Utilities Service’s Notice of Inquiry regarding its proposed e-Connectivity Pilot Program.

In its comments, WTA recommended that as RUS considers how to structure the Pilot Program, it should be … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments on RUS’ e-Connectivity Pilot Program”

WTA Praises Introduction of Legislation Expanding Broadband Grants in Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2016) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband praises Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for introducing the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act. B-CROP would expand the Broadband Loan Program administered … Continue reading “WTA Praises Introduction of Legislation Expanding Broadband Grants in Rural America”

WTA Praises Introduction of Legislation Expanding Broadband Grants in Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2016) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband praises Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Kirsten Gillebrand (D-NY) for introducing the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act. B-CROP would expand the Broadband Loan Program … Continue reading “WTA Praises Introduction of Legislation Expanding Broadband Grants in Rural America”

WTA Files Comments on RUS Broadband Loan Program

Today, WTA filed comments with RUS responding to the Agency’s Interim Rule implementing the 2014 Farm Bill’s revisions to the Broadband Loan Program.… Continue reading “WTA Files Comments on RUS Broadband Loan Program”