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April updates

04.16.20 - The USDA  announced it has taken a  number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, including using the $100 million provided for the ReConnect program in the  CARES Act to invest in qualified 100% grant projects that did not receive funding in the program’s first round of ReConnect program investments.

News clips

04.30.20Senate Democrats to introduce bill boosting funding for student internet access (The Hill)
04.29.20Democratic lawmakers, advocacy groups push for affordable internet access in next stimulus package (The Hill)
04.21.20 House Democrat introduces bill to ensure students have internet access amid pandemic (The Hill)
04.16.20Senate Democrat urges FCC to more aggressively expand internet access (The Hill)
04.10.20House lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to expand telehealth services (The Hill)