Telecommunications

The following links will take you to the Rural Utilities Program regulations that are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. Please note that these Web pages are updated and maintained by the Office of the Federal Register, not Rural Development, and should be used for informational purposes only.

Due to changes on the GPO site, we are working on updating the links to CFRs below.

  • 7 CFR 1700 - General Information
  • 7 CFR 1703 - Rural Development
  • 7 CFR 1735 - General Policies, Types of Loans, Loan Requirements Telecommunications Program
  • 7 CFR 1737 - Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans
  • 7 CFR 1738 - Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees
  • 7 CFR 1739 - Broadband Grant Program
  • 7 CFR 1740 - Public Television Station Digital Transition Grant Program
  • 7 CFR 1744 - Post-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Guaranteed and Insured Telephone Loans
  • 7 CFR 1751 - Telecommunications System Planning and Design Criteria, and Procedures
  • 7 CFR 1753 - Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures
  • 7 CFR 1755 - Telecommunications Standards and Specifications for Materials, Equipment and Construction
  • 7 CFR 1770 - Accounting Requirements for RUS Telecommunications Borrowers
  • 7 CFR 1785 - Loan Account Computations, Procedures and Policies for Electric and Telephone Borrowers
  • 7 CFR 1786 - Prepayment of RUS Guaranteed and Insured Loans to Electric and Telephone Borrowers
  • 7 CFR 1788 - RUS Fidelity and Insurance Requirements for Electric and Telecommunications Borrowers
  • 7 CFR 1789 - Use of Consultants Funded by Borrowers
  • 7 CFR 1792 - Compliance with Other Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Executive Orders