A north Missouri company is the recipient of $2.2 million to provide high-speed internet in rural communities. The US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Missouri State Director Kyle Wilkens announced that awarding the funding is part of the president’s commitment to investing in rural infrastructure and providing reliable, affordable, high-speed internet for all, through the ReConnect Program.
Wilkens said. “High-speed internet will strengthen our rural economy and help rural businesses access new markets.”
- Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation is receiving a $2.2 million grant to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 642 people, eight businesses, and 94 farms to high-speed internet.