USDA Invests $3.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Illinois Communities

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 14, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Illinois State Director Douglas Wilson announced USDA is investing $3.4 million to create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 603 rural households, 12 farms and a business in Hamilton County. This high-speed broadband infrastructure project is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments.