Posts Tagged ‘Secretary Tom Vilsack’

Vilsack Announces $518 Million in Broadband Grants

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Rural Utilities Service, States, Wireless September 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 43 new broadband grants across 27 states. Overall, these grants will receive $518 million in government funding and $34.1 million in private investment.

D.C. Offers Free Wi-Fi Along National Mall

Broadband's Impact, Wireless September 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2010 – The District of Columbia has launched Wi-Fi along the National Mall, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and District Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak this week.

Secretary Vilsack Touts Efforts Made by RUS

Broadband Stimulus, Rural Utilities Service June 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2010 –The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has just released a report that outlines the first round of Broadband Initiatives Program grants from the stimulus package last year.

During a conference call with the press USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that more than $1 billion has been awarded to 68 projects in 31 states. In these 68 investments, broadband service was brought to approximately 530,000 residents, 93,000 businesses, and 3,300 anchor institutions, such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community centers.

Rural Utilities Service Unveils $310 Million in Stimulus Funds for 14 Projects

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States January 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2010 – The Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service is doling out $310 million in broadband stimulus funds, department Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday.

The monies will be spread throughout 14 projects seeking to bring speedy Internet connections to rural communities in the United States in an effort to lift and grow their economies.

“The awards for these broadband projects will support anchor institutions – such as libraries, public buildings and community centers – that are necessary for the viability of rural communities,” Vilsack said.

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