How to Connect Your Community with the USDA ReConnect e-Connectivity Rural Broadband Program

The ReConnect Program is an innovative new pilot program that offers unique federal financing and funding options in the form of loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that don’t currently have sufficient access to broadband. This program will generate private sector investment to deploy broadband infrastructure to provide high-speed internet e-Connectivity to as many rural premises as possible, including homes, community facilities for healthcare and public safety, schools, libraries, farms, ranches, factories, and other production sites.  USDA staff will provide attendees with valuable information on the program and how to apply.


  • Jannine  Miller – Senior Advisor for Rural Infrastructure – USDA Office of Secretary Perdue
  • Paul Breakman – Senior Director, Cooperative Systems – NRECA