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New USDA Website Aims to Improve Rural Connectivity

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The Department of Agriculture has launched a new website that provides information on high-speed broadband investment in rural areas.

The site will detail the department’s annual investments of over $700M to improve e-connectivity across these regions, the USDA said Wednesday.

Eighty percent of the 24 million U.S. citizens who lack internet access come from rural and tribal areas, according to the USDA. To address this, the department is expanding its infrastructure projects; an additional $600M in funds will be deployed in the next few months.

The new website also features a feedback form, allowing rural citizens and businesses to provide input.

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