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Illinois Counties Receive $7.3 million for Rural Broadband

Eight counties in Rep. Rodney Davis 13th District have received $7.3 million in Federal Communications Commission grants to expand rural broadband.

Davis, R-Taylorville, noted the funding will go toward connecting unserved homes and businesses. The grants will be dispersed over 10 years with the minimum download/upload speeds provided at 100/20 megabits per second. Wisper ISP, Inc. will conduct the work.

Grants will go to Bond County, $206,170; Calhoun, $824,818; Greene, $746,490; Jersey, $762,362; Macoupin, $3.5 million; Madison, $333,786; Montgomery, $917,689; and Sangamon, $32,441.