USDA Invests $10.3 Million in Broadband for Rural New York Communities

PENN YAN, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for New York Richard Mayfield announced USDA has invested $10.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 2,875 rural households, 10 pre-subscribed farms, three pre-subscribed businesses and two educational facilities in Yates County, N.Y. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments.