- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded loans totaling more than $4.5 million to North Dakota rural telecommunications providers to establish and expand broadband service to rural areas of Stutsman, Morton and Oliver counties.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says “Internet access is a vital tool for improving our citizens’ quality of life.”

BEK Communications Cooperative will receive a loan of $2.1 million to establish a network that will provide broadband service in an unserved rural area of Stutsman County. Daktel Communication LLC will be awarded $2.3 million to establish a network that will provide broadband service in northeast Morton County and southeast Oliver County.


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