The Rural Wireless Community VISION Program was created to accelerate access to advanced wireless telecommunications across rural America because access to eCommerce, eGovernment, telemedicine, and distance learning translate into better jobs, more responsive government, improved health care, greater educational opportunities, and a brighter future for all Americans. Rural communities will be chosen to participate in the VISION Program on the basis of a two- to-five-page essay that describes the community’s vision for wireless connectivity and services and how the community will benefit from this vision. Participants will receive on-site regulatory, legal, engineering, and technical assistance from a team of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau staff experts, working in cooperation with the loan-grant officers and regional field representatives of the Rural Utilities Service to help the community make the project a success.

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