BEK Communications Co-op receives grant
BEK Communications Cooperative will receive a more than $13 million grant for a project.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Erin Oban has announced that the Department is awarding nearly $50 million in loans and grants to provide high-speed internet access for rural residents and businesses in North Dakota. T
USDA is making the investments through the third funding round of the ReConnect Program .
In North Dakota, the following loans and grants were approved in the Jamestown region:
- Griggs County Telephone Company will use a $16,880,472 loan to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This network will connect 2,943 people, 99 businesses, 11 educational facilities, and 1,731 farms to high-speed internet in Ransom, Cass, and Richland counties in North Dakota.
- BEK Communications Cooperative will use a $13,942,351 grant to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network. This will connect 1,496 people, 61 businesses, 257 farms, and four schools in Barnes, Cass, and Ransom counties in North Dakota. BEK Communications Cooperative will make high-speed internet affordable by continuing to participate in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.