Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Broadband Funding Deployment


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FCC, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have forged an interagency agreement to share information about and coordinate the distribution of federal broadband deployment funds.

In accordance with the Broadband Interagency Coordination Act, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the respective Cabinet and agency leaders announced that their agencies will consult with one another and share information about the distribution of new funds from the FCC’s high-cost programs that support broadband buildout in rural areas, the USDA’s Rural Utilities Services grant and loan programs, and programs administered or coordinated by NTIA.

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