Monday, March 9, 2009

Rural impacts of the Stimulus Bill

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(Washington) AFBF Budget Specialist Pat Wolff explains what's in the economic stimulus package for rural America.

President Obama signed into law the $787 billion stimulus package, part of package included $7.2 billion for broadband grant and loan programs. The bulk of the funds directed at broadband--$4.7 billion--will be distributed through a program run by the Commerce Department, while $2.5 billion will fall under the jurisdiction of the Agriculture Department, giving particular emphasis to broadband deployment in rural areas.

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