August 9, 2022
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Agriculture Under Secretary Tonsager visits Jamestown, ND

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager joined local, state and corporate officials here today to announce the completion of the largest fiber-to-the-home network in North America.

“This fiber-to-the-home network presents tremendous job creation and economic development opportunities for businesses and residents throughout North Dakota,” Tonsager said. “Not only do they now have state-of-the art technology, they have access to more customers, resources and information that can help them expand and reach new markets. High-speed internet is an expressway for job creation.”

The substantial investment for this upgraded network covers a 10,000-square-mile region that includes roughly one-seventh of North Dakota. It is 100 percent fiber-to-the home.

USDA Rural Development has financed more than $77 million in broadband upgrades in North Dakota through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Source: USDA Rural Development 

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