Rural towns seek money to repay broadband debt

Run into limits on how federal COVID funds can be used

THE RURAL HAMPSHIRE County town of Goshen is in the middle of installing broadband internet service.  Even with state subsidies for the project, town officials estimate that Goshen will have to borrow $1.4 million to pay for the construction. Since municipal borrowing must be repaid through property taxes, that’s a big deal for a town(...)

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