Industry News – 4-27-18

The USDA has announced that it is accepting applications for the 17th year of rural broadband loans. The agency plans to make more than $100 million available through its Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Applicants must use funds to provide a minimum speed of 25 megabits downstream and 3 upstream, and priority will be given to projects which propose to serve the highest percentage of unserved households.