(Washington, DC) -- Eleven states will receive federal funding to provide high-speed internet access to rural residents.
The White House announced 401-million dollars will be used toward 20 projects in states including Alaska, Arizona and Montana. The projects are expected to help about 31-thousand families and businesses.
Nearly 28-million dollars will be granted to launch a network in Nevada that will connect almost 5-thousand people, 130 businesses, 22 farms and seven public schools to high-speed internet.
Nevada Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto said the funding "is a game changer for so many of our rural communities."