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Treasury Announces Funds to Increase Access to High-Speed Internet

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County Commissioners are making improved internet coverage for those areas underserved a priority. Some assistance from the federal government may be in the offing.On Tuesday, August 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Nebraska was one of five states to receive funds that could be used for broadband expansion under the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF). The other states are Connecticut, Indiana, North Dakota and Arkansas. These states are approved to receive approximately $408 million under the American Rescue Plan and is intended to connect more than 90,000 homes and...

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