ARRA broadband application updates

Wondering who is out of the running for Round One funding from the NTIA? It appears as if the NTIA has started to update the status of Round 1 applications at

Do a search and you’ll see updates in the Status field. At this point there seem to be a few options:

  • Application Received
  • Application Not Funded
  • Application Not Funded by BTOP – maybe implying that there’s still hope for BIP/RUS money?
  • Awarded – not as many as I’d like to see here

Most seem to be in the Application Received or Application Not Funded at this point. According to Broadband Breakfast, Larry Strickling had encouragement for “those in the Not Funded group…

“Don’t fret over round one, there’s more money in round two,” said Larry Strickling, head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Friday presentation. “I know folks are getting what you’re calling a rejection letter, but we’re looking at it as an ‘opportunity to reapply’ letter.”

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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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