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Telecommunications companies in 16 states have laid out plans to share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband internet access to rural areas of the country that haven't yet been reached by high-speed service or are underserved. The announcement comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is providing about $13 million of the project's funds through its Community Connect program. The program exists to provide grants to rural, economically-challenged communities to be used for purchase, construction or leasing of facilities to bring broadband access to the chosen... Read more...