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BTOP & BIP awards include libraries

The White House announced the 66 award recipients of the second round of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP).  Libraries were included among the recipients, both as primary recipients and as part of a group.  For more details, including a link to the White House announcement and a list of award winners, go to the District Dispatch posting.

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Final BTOP Round 1 grant awards announced

The final recipients of Round 1 Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) were announced in a press release from the Department of Commerce.  The first recipients from Round 2 should be announced this summer. 

One multi-state grant was awarded to One Economy Corporation.  The list of states included Maryland.  According to the press release, the award was:

 “$28.5 million sustainable broadband adoption grant with an additional $23 million applicant-provided match to implement a comprehensive program of computer training, wireless Internet access, broadband awareness marketing, and online content and applications to residents of 159 affordable and public housing developments and low-income communities in 50 cities and towns across 31 states and the District of Columbia.”

NTIA announces info on BTOP Round 2 applications & new web site

Round 2 Application Information

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it received 867 applications requesting a total of $11 billion in funding for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) projects.  For more information on the applications submitted, see the NTIA press release.

New Web Site

According to BroadbandUSA.gov, NTIA launched a new web site to serve as a resource for information about NTIA’s BTOP and State Broadband & Development Grant Program (Broadband Mapping).

BTOP Round 2 summaries posted

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) has posted the executive summaries of the Round 2 applications for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).   They may be found in the BroadbandUSA online searchable database.

New & updated Broadband Round 2 documents available

Several new or updated documents have been posted:

BTOP CCI deadline extended; guidance available

According to BroadbandUSA.gov, the deadline for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) applications has been extended until 10pm EDT on Friday, March 26th.

The latest version of CCI Guidance has also been posted.  Go to the BroadbandUSA Information Library, scroll down to the section on BTOP and click on CCI Guidance.

BTOP Round 2 – Updated FAQ available

The latest update of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Round 2 FAQs has been posted. Go to the BroadbandUSA FAQ page and click on NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).


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