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USDA grants to fund communications upgrade


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to enhance telecommunications and broadcast services in rural areas.

“This funding will help small, rural communities across the country gain access to communications technologies to improve health, education and other services,” Vilsack said.  “It will help open doors to the global marketplace.  It will deliver specialized medical care and educational services.  It will ensure that public television stations can fully convert to digital signals and transmit public safety, health, educational and cultural programming in isolated areas.”

The funding is available from the...

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