Trump Admin Investing $46M+ for Illinois Broadband Service

Trump Admin Investing $46M+ for Illinois Broadband Service

WASHINGTON, DC – The Trump Administration announced Tuesday the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $46.4 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Illinois.

The investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program.

According to a press release, Hamilton County Telephone Co-op will use a $20 million ReConnect grant and a $20 million ReConnect loan to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 19,749 people, 462 businesses, 347 farms, 16 educational facilities, three post offices and four fire stations to high-speed broadband internet in Saline, Williamson, Franklin and White counties in Illinois.

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