US FCC to spend US$166.8 million to expand broadband to rural homes

Will cover 60,850 unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 states.
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Countryside near Crouch, Idaho in the US. Photo credit: Ben Mack

The US FCC has authorised US$166.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 60,850 unserved rural homes and businesses in 22 different states.

Despite being one of the world's most technologically advanced nations and its largest economy, the United States has a fairly low Internet penetration rate compared to European nations. This is due in part to its large geographical size and low population density in certain areas.

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