No news is good news between now and Jan 30

StimulatingBroadband has the scoop for anyone anxiously waiting for word on their ARRA broadband application:

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce is now in the process of sending out an estimated 1,400 rejection letters to applicants that applied for Round I funding under the federal broadband stimulus program.

The timing is good for anyone who was thinking about applying for Round Two funding and wondering where they stood on Round One. I don’t know what it means if you don’t get a letter. I still haven’t heard from a ton of people who have. I guess that means that you’re still in the hopper, which is good. But it makes the decision regarding a Round Two application a lot tougher.

Good luck to everyone!

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About Ann Treacy

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.

2 thoughts on “No news is good news between now and Jan 30

  1. There were over 2,100 applications submitted for ARRA broadband. There are 1400 rejection letters in the mail. A couple dozen applications have been approved. My questions – what about the other 600 or so applications?

  2. Pingback: Gearing up for Round 2 in Red Wing? « Blandin on Broadband

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