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$30 million headed to southern Illinois for rural broadband

SPRINGFIELD (FarmWeekNow) -- At least 121 farms, 145 businesses, 10 educational facilities and nearly 5,000 people across rural areas of three southern Illinois counties will soon have access to high-speed internet under nearly $30 million in federal grants awarded Aug. 21. The funding, allocated through the fourth round of USDA Rural Development’s ReConnect Program, is part of a larger $667 million in grants and loans for 37 projects in 22 states. Illinois’ share, which totals $28.669 million, will be split […]

todayAugust 22, 2023 1

Business & Lifestyle

Illinois senators announce plan to connect rural schools to high-speed internet

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Illinois school districts that have not yet been able to afford the cost of installing reliable high-speed internet soon will be able to do so under a plan being advanced by a bipartisan group of state senators. A proposal introduced by state senators Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), Sam McCann (R-Plainview) and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) sets aside $16.3 million in the upcoming state budget to help school districts foot the cost of installing fiberoptic cable for high-speed […]

todayJanuary 19, 2018

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