Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Host Media Conference Call to Discuss New Farm Bill Broadband Program Regulations
|Media Advisory No. PENDING
USDA Office of Communications
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 – TOMORROW, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a media conference call to make an announcement regarding the implementation of regulations for the broadband loan program.
USDA’s Farm Bill broadband loan program has invested over the past decade in more than 100 projects nationwide. This loan program is fundamental to increasing access to broadband, which creates a foundation for growth by enabling rural communities to expand markets, compete in the global economy, create high-paying jobs, and win the future.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
10:15 a.m. EST
||Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein will hold a media conference call to announce USDA’s interim regulations to implement the broadband loan program established by the 2008 Farm Bill. |
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Trouble number – 202-720-8560All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
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