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Infrastructure/Rural Telecom

ReConnect, a Long-Awaited Agriculture Department Broadband Program, Unveiled by Secretary Sonny Perdue

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2018 – The Agriculture Department on Thursday unveiled the details of is $600 million broadband loan and grant program – dubbed “ReConnect” – and which was originally called for by appropriations legislation passed in March. “High-speed internet e-Connectivity is a necessity, not an amenity, vital for quality of life and economic opportunity,… Keep Reading

As Johnson Takes Oath At RUS, Purdue Remains ‘Hopeful’ On Infrastructure Plan Prospects

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday said he is "always hopeful" that progress will be made on President Trump's $1.5 billion infrastructure plan, even as Congress shifts its focus to the upcoming primary election season. "I'm always hopeful," he said when asked about the plan's prospects shortly after a swearing-in… Keep Reading

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FDA Considers Drug Promotion Requirements for Broadband Age

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2009 - The Food and Drug Administration last week considered how regulated medical products such as prescription drugs for humans or animals should be promoted on the Internet and through the use of social media tools. “The FDA has been widely criticized for not providing guidance for drug companies eager to promote their products on the internet,” according to Kate Greenwood, a faculty member of Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy. “In recent months, the FDA has indicated that it is open to providing internet-specific marketing guidance,” she said. Keep Reading

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