Rural Utility Cooperative Law Blog

RUS Accepting Applications for Broadband Loans

he USDA announced on March 10, 2011, that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is now accepting applications for broadband loans under the Broadband Loan Program. Although a final appropriations act has not yet been passed, RUS issued the notice now to give applicants time to submit proposals and allow RUS time to process applications within the current fiscal year.

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Cooperatives Consider Calls for Transparency

The article discusses current cooperative practices, examines the state open access and open records law applicable to public entities, and, for those cooperatives interested in developing open access policies, provides guidance on drafting such policies.

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