The Obama Administration has announced 66 stimulus-funded grants to bring broadband Internet connectivity to underserved communities across the nation, including 900 health care facilities.

The grants, which will directly create about 5,000 upfront jobs, according to the White House, also will serve more than 685,000 businesses and 2,400 schools in all 50 states. Grant funds from the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce total $795 million and will be matched with more than $200 million in outside funds.

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