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Agriculture secretary announces broadband projects

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

By The Post's Lisa Rein
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that federal stimulus money will pay to bring broadband service to rural residents in 38 states and Native American tribal areas.

A total of 126 broadband projects will move forward, a government commitment of $1.2 billion, plus another $117 million in private investment.

A complete list of projects receiving broadband grants through the stimulus is here.

By Lisa Rein  | August 4, 2010; 11:19 AM ET
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Comments

Agriculture Secretary? Really? Their department has nothing better to do than to make access to porn faster in Flyover Country?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 4, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Agriculture Secretary? Really? Their department has nothing better to do than to make access to porn faster in Flyover Country?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 4, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

My first reaction was I wish I had bought some Windstream stock last week. However, I think this is just another expensive jobs bill, besides, the people in theses depressed rural areas probably can't afford to buy a computer let alone pay a monthly high speed internet bill.

Posted by: dcharlson | August 5, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

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