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“People in rural Louisiana deserve access to quality broadband infrastructure. This grant will allow families to take advantage of this crucial technology to expand their economic and educational opportunities.”

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $15 million grant from the Department of Agriculture to fund a high-speed broadband infrastructure project for homes and businesses in south Louisiana.

“People in rural Louisiana deserve access to quality broadband infrastructure. This grant will allow families to take advantage of this crucial technology to expand their economic and educational opportunities,” said Kennedy.

The project will develop high-speed internet service for 2,609 rural households, 12 businesses and 16 farms in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Landry Parishes.