Rural Loans Catch Flak

Hearn, Ted
May 2006
Multichannel News;5/22/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p35
Reports on the criticism of Tom Simmons, vice president of public policy for Midcontinent Communications on the broadband-loan program of the federal government during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. Argument of Simmons on the loan program's failure; Purpose of the Rural Development Broadband Loan program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Complaints of cable television executives on unfair subsidies.


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