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Rural Connectivity

Goal Leader:

Placeholder headshot Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk, Chief Innovation Officer, Rural Development Innovation Center
Placeholder headshot Jim Barham, Acting Division Director, Data Analytics Division, Rural Development Innovation Center

Goal Statement: Create and implement innovative solutions to rural connectivity by expanding broadband infrastructure and services. By September 30, 2021, rural broadband investments will leverage over $250 million in non-federal funding through new program rules that encourage more private sector investment, enabling the deployment of innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies to support precision agriculture, distance learning, and telemedicine.

Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates