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Springfield company wins $12M in broadband funding

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Springfield-based Net Vision Communications LLC is the recipient of a $12.4 million federal broadband loan.

The funding is earmarked for Net Vision Communications to connect 4,587 people, 300 businesses, nine farms and 15 public schools to high-speed internet in Barton County, according to a news release. The loan is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program.

“High-speed internet will strengthen our rural economy and help rural businesses access new markets," said Kyle Wilkens, USDA Rural Development Missouri director, in the release.

Additional rural high-speed internet funding is slated to be announced by the federal government in the coming months.

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