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USDA Official Testifies on Broadband

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development with the US Department of Agriculture, spoke to the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture yesterday on the topic of rural initiatives. One of the topics Tonsager covered was the issue of rural broadband adoption, which he praised for its effectiveness.

“[Our] projects will serve approximately 600,000 rural households, 102,000 businesses and nearly 5,000 anchor institutions,” Tonsager said.

Tonsager was accompanied by Rural Utilities Service Director Jonathan Adelstein, who did not deliver a statement.

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