WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a grant of $2.7 million to provide high-speed broadband internet in Elko County, Nevada.
“Location should not be a factor that determines whether Nevadans can access high-speed broadband internet connections,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see the USDA award this much-needed funding to benefit Nevada’s rural communities and help them access important services, such as telehealth and education tools, during this difficult time.”
BACKGROUND: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $10.6 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program.