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$24 million to expand rural broadband coming to Western IL

$24 million to expand rural broadband coming to Western IL

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Money from FCC's Connect America Fund going to Adams, Brown Hancock, Cass, Schuyler and three other counties

More money to expand broadband internet access in rural areas of Adams County is on the way.  

That's according to 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood, who shared an announcment Wednesday from the Federal Communications Commission. They've authorized more than $35 million for rural broadband deployment and development in Illinois. A statement from LaHood's office says that the authorized resources from the Connect America Fund includes more than $24 million specifically directed to Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, Schuyler and three other counties. The FCC says the money will be designated for nearly 10 thousand 700 un-served locations. AMG Technology Investment Group will be providing the broadband service in all counties, including to an estimated 2 thousand locations in Adams County, 32 hundred locations in Hancock County, over 22 hundred locations in Cass County, and to several hundred locations in Brown and Schuyler Counties.  

The FCC says that the service is due to roll out in the next several years.

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