Within the Department of Agriculture, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides financial resources for broadband deployment. RUS implements two programs specifically targeted at providing assistance for broadband deployment in rural areas: the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program and Community Connect Broadband Grants. The 110th Congress reauthorized and reformed the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee program as part of the 2008 farm bill.
- ↑ Pub. L. No. 110-234.