RUS Announces Availability of Broadband Grants and Loans


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In two Federal Register publications this month, the Rural Utilities Service announced that it would be accepting applications for the Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program, and the Community Connect grant program. These programs make low-cost loans and grants available to construct broadband networks in areas that do not currently have broadband service. More information can be found at the RUS website.

WISPA Names Aiken President, CEO

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The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) announced today that it has hired its first full-time president and chief executive officer, Claude Aiken, who left the FCC last week as wireline legal adviser to Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn (TR Daily, March 22). Mr. Aiken will be based in Washington and started his new position today.