The bill would provide a huge boost for co-ops struggling with the financial impacts of COVID-19.
The impact on co-ops of lost electric sales and unpaid bills could total $10 billion through 2022.
An electric co-op acquires a phone co-op as the missing puzzle piece for deploying broadband.
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.
Read how the Farm Bill will boost rural broadband with $350 million for low-density, unserved area
Small co-op must decide between accepting government broadband grants and losing tax-exempt status
When an electric co-op takes the sting out of loans with on-bill financing, members can cash in on