Federal loan to help expand broadband in rural Oklahoma
The Associated Press - February 28, 2017 10:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A $15.3 million federal loan has been approved to help expand broadband in a rural portion of Oklahoma.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture loan is to Southern Plains Cable, LLC to build a fiber-optic broadband network in a 55-square-mile area that includes Anadarko, Verden and Chickasha.
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning announced the loan Monday and said it will help provide high-speed internet service to the rural area of south-central Oklahoma.
The loan is provided through USDA’s Telecommunications Programs of the Rural Utilities Service.