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BTOP report released

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that has some interesting data and maps showing geographic distribution of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grants and total number of applications.

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Maryland receives BTOP grant to expand broadband Internet access

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced on Friday that the Maryland Department of Technology was awarded $115.2 million in stimulus funds in the second round of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP).  The funds will be used to built a high-speed infrastructure through all 23 counties and Baltimore City and provide broadband service to many anchor institutions, including schools and libraries.  For more information, please see the press release from the US Department of Commerce.

NTIA & RUS to webcast workshops on 1/26 & 1/29

According to an update on the BroadbandUSA web site:

 “NTIA and RUS will be webcasting two of their technical assistance workshops for any potential applicants who cannot make it in person. RUS will stream its Broadband Initiatives Program live from Portland, OR on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 9:00 am PST (12 noon EST); NTIA will stream its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program live from Denver, CO on Friday, January 29, starting at 9:00 am MST (11 am EST). Both webcasts will be archived and available for reference 3-5 days after streaming.”

 For links to view the webcasts, go to http://www.broadbandusa.gov/ and scroll down to the January 22nd update under “What’s New at BroadbandUSA.gov.”


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