Blunt says MO getting good share of broadband funds


Blunt says MO getting good share of broadband funds

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says he’s making sure Missouri is getting a healthy share of federal broadband funding. Blunt addressed Missouri Farm Bureau members during their annual meeting over the weekend, saying the ReConnect program has invested $200-Million dollars in Missouri – which is 20% of all support nationwide.

“With your making this a priority and our work together we’ve been able to see way more than what would be our share of money come to our state

Blunt says the pandemic has highlighted the need for expanded broadband in rural areas.

“It’s highlighted how essential connectivity is to everything from childcare and education, to telehealth, to farming, to operating a daily business or working remotely.”

In 2018, Blunt says Missouri got more than 250-Million dollars through the Connect America fund which was 17% of funds nationally.


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