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File #: 190062.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 6/7/2019 In control: Utility Advisory Board
On agenda: 6/13/2019 Final action:
Title: Overview of the USDA's Rural Development Broadband Loan and Grant Programs (B)
Attachments: 1. 190062_Telecom_USDA_Program_20190613, 2. 190062_RD_FactSheet_RUS_CommunityConnect_20190613, 3. 190062_RD_FactSheet_RUS_FarmBillBroadbandLoans_20190603, 4. 190062_ReConnect_Program_Factsheet_20190613

Title

Overview of the USDA's Rural Development Broadband Loan and Grant Programs (B)

Explanation

In September 2018, at the direction of the City Commission, staff engaged a consultant to do a study to determine the feasibility of the City and County providing affordable internet services to customers in GRU's service territory and perhaps including the other municipalities in Alachua County.  In conjunction with the city's efforts, the Utility Advisory Board invited staff from the USDA to give a presentation about their  broadband loan and grant programs to determine if the City may be eligible to participate.

Fiscal Note

None.

Recommendation:

Hear a presentation from USDA staff.

 




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