The bill could help co-ops get broadband grants by showing which rural areas need service most.
Final bill doesn’t include provisions for co-ops to more easily begin carbon-capture programs.
Over 880 co-ops participate in the NRECA retirement plan, which covers more than 56,000 employees.
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If co-ops lose their tax-exempt status, leaders say they may be forced to raise rates for members.
More than a third of the U.S. Senate has now signed on to co-sponsor the RURAL Act.
RURAL Act supporters now have more ammunition to convince House leaders to bring the bill to a vot
Co-ops’ ability to expand broadband service could be limited unless Congress changes the tax cod