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Nevada Awarded $29 Million To Expand Broadband To Rural Counties

The Federal Communications Commission has awarded Nevada $29.2 million to expand broadband Internet access throughout rural Nevada. 

The Nevada Appeal reports that the money, which will be distributed through the Connect America Fund, will expand high-speed Internet access to more than 14,000 homes and businesses in rural Nevada over the next 10 years. 

The award is part of a total $1.49 billion nationwide. 

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Four different providers won support from the Connect America Fund to do the work — California Internet, LTD Broadband, Valley Communications Association and Commnet Wireless. 

The awards include $$3.76 million in Lyon County, $1.47 million in Mineral, $681.587 in Douglas, $525,022 in Storey and $4.8 million in Washoe County. 

Rural areas in Clark County will see $2.57 million.