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Rural Nevada Aims To Expand Internet Access With Federal Grant


The Federal Communications Commission is awarding rural Nevada $29 million to expand broadband Internet access. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

The award is a part of a larger fund worth $1.4 billion nationwide. Through the grant, Connect America will work with four different Internet providers internet access to rural areas. 

Nevada's portion will be split between the state's 17 counties, a larger portions of the money will go to Washoe, Clark and Lyon Counties.

In all, the funding will provide 14 thousand homes and businesses with high-speed Internet access over the next 10 years.

Democratic U-S Senator Catherine Cortez Masto says without federal funding broadband expansion wouldn't be economically feasible

To read the rest of the story please visit the Northern Nevada Business View 

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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