WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Broadband ReConnect program for awarding Nevada a grant totaling $2.3 million to be used for increased rural broadband infrastructure in Nevada’s Elko and White Pine counties.
“Nevadans in our rural communities deserve access to quality broadband internet connections,” said the Senators. “We applaud the USDA for awarding this grant and will continue working to ensure that access to broadband does not become a barrier for Nevadans to obtain quality health care, education and jobs.”
BACKGROUND: USDA’s Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
These grants, loans, and combination funds enable the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas with insufficient internet service.