7 years ago
The funding comes from the federal Connect America Fund. The
announcement from members of the state's congressional delegation
comes after the Louisiana-based communications company notified the
Federal Communications Commission of its intention to accept the
federal dollars in 33 states including North Dakota.
The funds are expected to support and expand broadband for more than
8,000 rural residents in North Dakota.
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says fast, reliable Internet empowers residents
to "better access educational, health and commercial opportunities."