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Natel gets USDA Loan to Provide Rural Broadband Service

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:42 am
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A Fairfield based company is getting a loan from the federal government to provide broadband internet service to rural areas in Southeast Iowa. Mike Schill is President and CEO of Natel. He says rural residents simply don’t have many options when it comes to internet service. Schill says because rural populations are so sparse, most companies wouldn’t enter into such a venture without some sort of assistance. Schill says he hopes to bring broadband service to Jefferson, Henry, Van Buren and Washington Counties.