Communities across the country are recognizing that access to high quality, affordable broadband is a critical element to their economic future. Whether it’s improving access to health care through telemedicine, enhancing education, facilitating the reduction of GHG emissions though telecommuting, or expanding small business opportunities, broadband has become a necessity. USDA Rural Utilities Service and the U.S. EPA Office of Sustainable Communities is inviting communities to apply for a new pilot program - "Cool & Connected". The program aims to facilitate the use of broadband services to revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development.
Application Deadline: February 24, 2016