7 U.S. Code § 950bb–2 - Rural Gigabit Network Pilot Program
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(a) Definition of ultra-high speed service
In this section, the term “ultra-high speed service” means broadband service operating at a 1 gigabit per second downstream transmission capacity.
(b) Pilot program
The Secretary shall establish a pilot program to be known as the “Rural Gigabit Network Pilot Program”, under which the Secretary may, at the discretion of the Secretary, provide grants, loans, or loan guarantees to eligible entities.
(1) In general
To be eligible to obtain assistance under this section, an entity shall—
(A) demonstrate to the Secretary the ability to furnish or extend ultra-high speed service to a rural area;
(B) submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require;
(C) not already provide ultra-high speed service to a rural area within any State in the proposed service territory; and