Rural US sharing fed money for broadband Internet


Associated Press

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than $103 million in federal grants and loans to 16 states to help expand broadband, or high-speed, Internet access to unserved and underserved areas of rural America:

Community Connect GranteeCommunityStateAwardAmount
R&S Communications LLCVina TownAlabama$570,800
Crystal Broadband NetworksInc.Birdsong TownArkansas$570,800
Cable Partner.Net Inc.Whelen SpringsTownArkansas$570,800
Karuk TribeOrleansCalifornia$1,141,870
Crystal Broadband NetworksInc.HeidelbergKentucky$576,400
Crystal Broadband NetworksInc.Yellow RockKentucky$583,400
Inter Mountain Cable Inc.EndicottKentucky$993,339
Nexus Systems Inc.ManifestLouisiana$1,116,505
Nexus Systems Inc.LartoLouisiana$1,116,505
Plateau Wireless LLCOlean TownMissouri$570,800
Plateau Wireless LLCBrumley TownMissouri$570,800
Arizona Nevada TowerCorporationGabbs CityNevada$1,046,798
Crystal Broadband NetworksInc.Stafford VillageOhio$570,800
Wichita Online Inc.Cornish TownOklahoma$494,000
Wichita Online Inc.Tushka TownOklahoma$480,000
Wichita Online Inc.Leon TownOklahoma$481,000
Scott County TelephoneCooperativeFlat TopVirginia$1,500,000
Crystal Broadband NetworksInc.PantherWestVirginia$571,900
Infrastructure Loan Awards
Wabash Telephone ExchangeIllinois$21,867,000
The HemingfordCooperative Telephone Co.Nebraska$10,280,000
Coleman County TelephoneCooperative Inc.Texas$22,540,000
Vernon Telephone CooperativeWisconsin$24,143,000
Dubois Telephone ExchangeWyoming$11,391,000


Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture