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NCTA

May 7, 2013


Public PolicyRural Utilities Service

Making RUS Work

May 7, 2013

When Congress created the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Broadband Loan Program in the Farm Bill, the goal was to connect to the Internet those Americans living in small towns and hard-to-reach rural areas with insufficient access. By delivering federal funds, networks to communities that weren’t served by broadband providers could be built. Unfortunately, the…

NCTA

April 8, 2013


Public PolicyRural Utilities Service

Bringing Cable to the Far Corners of America

April 8, 2013

The cable industry has long recognized that quality broadband services are crucial drivers of economic development in communities large and small.  When cable delivers broadband to small communities, it’s what links them to the rest of the country and the world, creates jobs, improves educational opportunities, and delivers health care more efficiently. Since 1996, the…