17 Feb 2010

American Samoa phone company looking for federal grant to extend broadband

2:58 pm on 17 February 2010

A bill that would allow the American Samoa Telecommuncations Authority to borrow money and incur debt has been submitted to the Fono.

The legislation would facilitate a loan application from the Authority to the US Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Authority intends to use the loan to extend broadband coverage across the territory.