LETTER: Western Governors urge Rural Utilities Service to help improve broadband

Western Governors urge the Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) Broadband e-Connectivity Pilot Program to consider innovative technologies to deliver broadband service to rural western communities in a cost-effective manner. The Sept. 10, 2018 letter to RUS Administrator Kenneth Johnson references WGA Policy Resolution 2017-09, Western Agriculture, saying, “Western Governors support the continued efforts of the Rural Utilities Service to provide financial assistance for… broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas, particularly in communities that have minimal or no such infrastructure.” Read, download the letter.

The Western Governors’ Association sent a summary of illustrative case studies describing innovative broadband deployment projects in western states to Administrator Kenneth Johnson on Sept. 10, 2018. Read, download the letter.

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