$46-million in USDA funding invested in southern Illinois broadband

$46-million in USDA funding invested in southern Illinois broadband

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Tens of millions of dollars are coming from the USDA to southern Illinois to improve broadband connections. The USDA says more than $46 million will be invested to bring high speed internet to nearly 400 farms, almost five hundred businesses and dozens of schools. Republican Congressman Mike Bost says recent events have exposed the continued digital divide in rural areas.

The funds, broken up into grants and forgivable loans will be invested in parts of Saline, Williamson, Franklin, White, Crawford and Lawrence counites.

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POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

ON SALE • NOWPRICE • $59, $69, $89, $109 Click HERE to purchase tickets Jan 2 – It is with great regret that due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the North American tour until later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment due to this. We are…

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