USDA to spend $500 million extending high-speed internet to rural America

The two largest allotments were both grants for Alaska communities, in Southeast Alaska and the North Slope

By: - September 22, 2022 9:00 am
Broadway in Skagway is seen in this photo. (Photo by Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)

Broadway in Skagway is seen in this photo. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will send more than loans and grants to telecommunications providers to bring high-speed internet to rural areas across 20 states, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. Skagway is one of the communities that will receive money. (Photo by Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.