Rural Broadband: Selected Analyses of Deployment and Loan Programs

Clyde L. Horn (Editor)

Series: Internet Theory, Technology and Applications
BISAC: COM060000




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Access to affordable broadband is seen as vital to economic growth and improved quality of life, yet its deployment in rural areas can be costly. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated funding for BIP, a USDA RUS program to fund broadband projects to provide service to end users in mostly rural areas.

This book addresses how RUS ensures that projects are completed by the deadline and as approved and the extent to which RUS provides information to show BIP’s impact. It also discusses the progress of broadband projects, their effect on expanding access to and adoption of broadband, and any challenges awardees face in completing projects and agency actions to address these challenges.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Recovery Act: USDA Should Include Broadband Program‘s Impact in Annual Performance Reports (pp. 1-26)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Telecommunications: USDA Should Evaluate the Performance of the Rural Broadband Loan Program (pp. 27-76)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3 - Recovery Act: Broadband Programs Are Ongoing, and Agencies‘ Efforts Would Benefit from Improved Data Quality (pp. 77-110)
United States Government Accountability Office


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