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Broadband Technical Assistance for Rural Communities Listening Session (USDA)
February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
USDA Seeks Feedback from Broadband Technical Assistance Providers and Rural Communities
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117-58) provided the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Telecommunications Program with funding for technical assistance and pre-development planning activities to support the most rural communities. RUS received additional funding for these purposes in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328). RUS will host two listening sessions to solicit important feedback from rural communities interested in receiving broadband technical assistance and technical assistance providers serving rural communities.
Rural Communities interested in receiving broadband technical assistance are encouraged to register to attend the Broadband Technical Assistance for Rural Communities Listening Session on Thursday, February 23rd at 11 AM MDT. Register for this session here.
The goal of this listening session is to solicit valuable insight into the challenges communities face in gaining broadband access, the types of technical assistance resources that would best serve these communities, and how RUS can best provide support.
Technical Assistance Providers interested in providing broadband technical assistance to support the most rural communities are encouraged to register to attend the Broadband Technical Assistance Providers Listening Session on Tuesday, February 28th at 11 AM MDT. Register for this session here.
The goal of this listening session is to solicit input on the opportunities available to provide technical assistance for rural communities, the barriers to deliver these services, and how RUS can help providers overcome these barriers.