Congratulations to Total HighSpeed LLC and Green Hills Telephone Corporation for receiving first round ReConnect funding from the USDA. The two Missouri companies together were awarded $42.8M in funding to bring much needed high-speed broadband to rural areas in Missouri. Finley Engineering is proud to have partnered with both companies to assist with the funding application process. In round one of the Reconnect Pilot Program, the USDA invested a total of $61M throughout Missouri.
– Total HighSpeed received a total of $40.2M, $20.1M loan and $20.1M grant, to build a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network for rural Green County. This will cover approximately 8.6k households, 20 farms, 15 businesses and several other facilities.
– Green Hills Telephone received a $2.6M grant to expand its Fiber-to-the-Premises network to rural areas in Caldwell and Livingston counties. They will bring broadband to 20 farms, 20 businesses, 546 households and other facilities.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. Congratulations to our clients, Total HighSpeed and Green Hills Telephone.