|Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk, Chief Innovation Officer, Rural Development Innovation Center|
|Jim Barham, Acting Division Director, Data Analytics Division, Rural Development Innovation Center|
Goal Statement: Create and implement innovative solutions to rural connectivity by expanding broadband infrastructure and services. By September 30, 2021, rural broadband investments will leverage over $250 million in non-federal funding through new program rules that encourage more private sector investment, enabling the deployment of innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies to support precision agriculture, distance learning, and telemedicine.
Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates