​On June 30, NRECA submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s request for comment on its State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Interim Final Rule’s questions with respect to ensuring broadband investments will best meet our nation’s needs.  NRECA urged Treasury to not make changes to the IFR in its final rule that would reduce the level of broadband service that communities would receive or that would make more areas unavailable for funding. Congress intentionally provided broad latitude to states and localities on how best to use these funds. Any changes to the IFR could cause more confusion in states and localities that have already begun planning to utilize the funds to address the particular challenges to broadband deployment in their respective areas.​