Communities where USDA Rural Utilities Service has previously provided funding for construction of broadband infrastructure may not be eligible
Other Eligibility Criteria:
Rural Area; 15% of households in area must not have access to broadband service; No part of area may have three or more incumbent service providers; No part of area may overlap with service area of current RUS borrowers or grantees
Cost of money loans are available. In general Loan Terms are limited to the expected composite economic life of the assets to be financed plus 3 years.