President Biden's budget seeks another $400 Million for ReConnect Program

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The US Department of Agriculture’s Broadband ReConnect Program already got a $2 billion boost from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, but President Joe Biden is looking to bolster the loan and grant initiative with a fresh batch of funding. In a budget proposal covering fiscal year 2024, President Biden called for an additional $400 million to be allocated to the program to help deploy broadband in unserved areas. “Installing high-speed internet creates high-paying union jobs and strengthens rural economies, which leads to higher property values, increased job and population growth, lower unemployment rates, and new business formation,” the budget states. “Reliable internet is also crucial for rural Americans to access healthcare services through telehealth.”

Biden budget seeks another $400M for ReConnect program Biden's budget includes $400M for rural broadband – and a shoutout for ACP (LightReading)