USDA loans will help 214,000 rural residents and businesses in 10 states.
The poorest co-op members often have the biggest bills because their old homes leak energy.
Laws in Alabama, North Carolina give electric co-ops legal certainty to enter the broadband space.
Latest RUS electric loans: $858 million, 17 co-ops, 450,000 residents and businesses, 17 states.
Latest RUS electric loans: $485 million, 10 co-ops, 77 million consumers, 12 states.
Electric co-ops get a $122 million lift on power line projects from USDA.
NRECA CEO Jim Matheson welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the lau
USDA: 7M rural residents, businesses to benefit from latest round of electric infrastructure loans
The guide lists federal programs providing funding to build resilient communities.