[cifnmedia] Fwd: FW: Broadband Workshops

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From: Juli Heminghous [mailto:Juli.Heminghous@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 11:03 AM
Subject: Fwd: Broadband Workshops


>>> <Carolyn_BrownHodge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 6/16/2004 11:11:55 AM >>>

Attached is a brochure and the text pasted below in case you can't open the
brochure about an upcoming workshop for applicants interested in the USDA
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.  Please forward to
anyone you feel may be interested in applying. 
Questions should be directed to: 

Shirley Reese
Secretary to the State Director
USDA, Rural Development - Illinois
2118 W. Park Court, Suite A
Champaign, IL  61821
Telephone: (217) 403-6202
Fax: (217) 403-6243 

Come to a FREE 1-day workshop to hear from Rural Development's Broadband
experts on: 
. WHAT the Broadband Program is all about 
. WHAT types of loans are available 
. WHO qualifies as a borrower 
. WHAT types of broadband services are eligible for funding. 
. WHAT communities are eligible for funding 
. WHAT types of technology are eligible 
. WHAT types of services are eligible 
. WHAT support is available from Rural Development 

"This country needs a national goal for.the spread of broadband technology.
We ought to have.universal affordable access for broadband technology by the
year 2007, and then we ought to make sure as soon as possible thereafter,
consumers have got plenty of choices when it comes to (their) broadband
carrier."  -- President George W. Bush, March 26, 2004 

Improve the quality of your Broadband loan application 

Learn how to use the Broadband lan Application Guide 

Speak with Broadband Program experts from Washington DC and state offices 

Consult with the Broadband Program experts about your specific project or

How to Apply Workshop for 
Come to a FREE workshop and learn about the USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan
and Loan Guarantee 
Rural Development is committed to improving the quality of life of all rural
Americans and increasing economic opportunity in rural America. 

P l e a s e R e g i s t e r T o d a y ! 
This workshop will provide information for prospective applicants on how to:

. Conduct a market survey for broadband services 
. Develop the business plan 
. Satisfy credit support requirements 
. Develop financial forecasts and other financial information 
. Develop the system design 
. Understand Rural Development's: 
       regulatory requirements 
       financial and accounting requirements 
       loan collateral and security requirements 

Location and Date: 
The Workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time and will continue until
approximately 5:00 p.m. local time in Chicago on June 22, 2004, at
SUPERCOMM, Room S101ab, McCormick Place, Chicago.   There will be an hour
lunch break. The Rural Development broadband staff will be available at the
same location from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon the day after the workshop for
individual guidance by prior appointment.   
Register at: shirley.reese@xxxxxxxxxxx; Information:  217-403-6202. 

About the USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program: 

The USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program provides
loans and loan guarantees for the construction, improvement, and acquisition
of facilities and equipment for broadband service in eligible rural
communities. Priority is given to applications that are proposing to serve
areas where no residential broadband service currently exists. Information
on the USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program is
available at:  http://www.rurdev.usda.gov. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all
its programs and activities on the basis of race,  color, national origin,
sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and
marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of
program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact
USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint
of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W,
Whitten  uilding, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA  is an equal
opportunity provider and employer. 
Issue Date June 9, 2004 - PA 1775 

Carolyn Brown Hodge
Director of Rural Affairs
Office of Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn
414 Stratton Building
Springfield, Illinois 62706
(217) 557-9469
FAX (217) 782-9879

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