The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $167 million in 12 states to improve broadband infrastructure. North Dakota is one of those states, with two grants and one loan going to the Halstad Telephone Company and Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation. Combined, that’s more than $8.5 million for the state. The investments are part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. USDA will invite applications for a third round of program funds in the next few weeks.
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