I called the RUS guy for the Pac Northwest last fall inquiring about
grant-loan funding for fiber.
He said none except to telco's replacing copper to their pedestals.
They did have money for wireless however.
I would think the government would do us all a big favor and fund fiber
and not wireless. Just open it up to more than the telco.
I would like to see my town do fiber.
Peter R. wrote:
Funding fiber to the farm
By Joan Engebretson
Feb 5, 2007 12:00 PM
Like finding well-situated season tickets to your favorite sports team,
it can be daunting to get a telecom grant or loan from the Rural
Utilities Service. But once the task is accomplished, the payback can be
Start-up communications service provider Air Advantage, for example, was
able to use RUS grants and low-interest loans to expand its high-speed
wireless network to serve a sparsely populated area of Michigan that had
no high-speed connectivity.
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