General Update on ARRA Funding

Excitement is starting to bubble up again for the ARRA funding as organizations are receiving word that they have made the first cut.

CED Magazine reports that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded grants to fund broadband mapping and planning activities in Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana and Missouri. The total spent looks to be about $12 million.

CED also reports that WiMAX technology accounts for more than 25 percent of last-mile broadband deployment grant applications filed with the NTIA/RUS.

The Telecommunications Industry Association gave the NTIA/RUS some advice on the second round of funding such as lose the 50 mile rule where rural is defined as being 50 miles of an urban area.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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  1. Pingback: Big broadband ARRA funding announcements today « Blandin on Broadband

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