Farm Bill Broadband: What's New

Thursday, October 25, 2012 –

The RUS has published a Public Notice Filing of the proposed service area of Northeast Rural Services, Inc, a company seeking loan funding from the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program to build-out broadband infrastructure and provide service to residents and businesses in rural Oklahoma.  You can view a copy of this Public Notice Filing by clicking here.



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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 –

Cloud Wimax Inc., D/B/A Airiston is seeking funding from the RUS Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program) to build-out broadband infrastructure and provide service to residents and businesses in rural Michigan.  RUS has posted a Public Notice Filing of the company’s proposed service area, which can be viewed by clicking here.  Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to this Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded service area identified in the application.



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Thursday, August 9, 2012 –

The RUS has posted a Public Notice Filing of the existing and proposed service areas of US Sonet, LLC, a company seeking funding from the RUS Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program) to serve residents and businesses in Illinois.  The Public Notice Filing can be viewed by clicking here.  Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to this Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded service areas identified in the application.



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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 –

RUS has posted Public Notice Filings of the existing and proposed service areas of three Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program) applicants.  The Public Notice Filings can be viewed by clicking here.  These filings provide Incumbent service providers with an opportunity to identify any overlap between the applicant’s service areas and the Incumbent’s existing service areas.  Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to any Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded service areas identified in the associated application.  These filings provide information on the following applicants:

  • Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative, seeking funding from RUS to serve residents and businesses in Minnesota;
  • Agavue, LLC, seeking funding from RUS to serve residents and businesses in New Mexico; and
  • Orbitel, LLC, seeking funding from RUS to serve residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands



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Monday, July 9, 2012 –

RUS has posted Public Notice Filings of the existing and proposed service areas of two Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program) applicants. The Public Notice Filings can be viewed by clicking here and provide information on the following applicants:

  • Orbitel, LLC, seeking funding from the RUS to serve residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands; and
  • Consolidated Enterprises, Inc., seeking funding from the RUS to serve residents and businesses in North Dakota.

These filings provide Incumbent service providers with an opportunity to identify any overlap between the applicant’s existing and proposed service areas and the Incumbent’s existing service areas. Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to any Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded service areas identified in the associated application.



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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 –

RUS has posted a Public Notice Filing of the existing and proposed service areas of a Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program) applicant.  The Public Notice Filing can be viewed by clicking here.  This filing provides Incumbent service providers with an opportunity to identify any overlap between the applicant’s service areas and the Incumbent’s existing service areas.  Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to any Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded service areas identified in the associated application.  This Public Notice Filing provides information on the following applicant:

  • Socket Telecom, seeking funding from RUS to serve residents and businesses in central Missouri