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FCC doles out $6 million in CAF II funds for rural broadband in southwest Missouri

CASSVILLE, August 12, 2019

CASSVILLE, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding more than $6 million in funding to Barry Technology Services in Cassville, Missouri, to expand broadband service delivering Gigabit speeds. The funding is part of the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction, which is one of many efforts by the FCC to expand broadband in underserved areas.

“Today’s announcement is another step towards expanding reliable broadband to rural America and closing the digital divide,” said Rep. Long. “The $6 million in funding will impact more than 2,300 locations in southwest Missouri, primarily in underserved communities. Like I’ve always said, Internet access shouldn’t be determined by someone’s zip code.”