Minnesota Round Two BTOP Applications

I was spurred by an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune yesterday to look at the database of ARRA broadband applications. It appears as if they have updated the database to include Round Two BTOP applications. I thought I’d post the projects that came up when I did a search of Minnesota-based Round Two applications.

Here are some overview points:
Total applications: 58
Total requested: 1,106,662,534
MN-Only: about 20 seemed to be project that were based solely in Minnesota; the rest were for multiple states; a couple seemed to be wrongly tagged as involving Minnesota when it really appeared to focus on West Virginia, but I didn’t read the whole application.
Comprehensive Community Infrastructure Programs; 19
Public Computer Center: 8
Sustainable Broadband Adoption: 31

Here’s the whole list:

Applicant CITY OF MOOSE LAKE
  MOOSE LAKE, MN
Application ID 4299
Contact David Talbot
   
  mooseman@lcp2.net
Project title Moose Lake Community Broadband Network Expansion
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 1,882,448
Status Application Received
Description The City of Moose Lake, Minnesota is upgrading the capacity of its broadband network and constructing a new public computer center to increase access, to improve public safety communications and to provide training equipment and programs for students and vulnerable individuals of all ages. The project will create 6 direct and 50 indirect jobs and position the network for sustainability.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant NATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS INC.
  OAKLAND, CA
Application ID 4453
Contact Traci Morris
   
  tmorris@nativepublicmedia.org
Project title The Native Public Media Native/Rural Community Broadband Adoption and Digital Literacy Project
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, IL, KY, MN, NM, NY, OR, SD, WI
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 10,524,154
Status Application Received
Description The Project drives broadband adoption through a comprehensive approach to introducing equipment, trainers, digital literacy, access, and a digital community to areas with severely low adoption rates. Combining hotspots at community radio stations with netbooks, digital multimedia training and certification and data-driven analysis will allow this project to become a replicable model.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant NETWORK FOUNDATION TECHNOLOGIE
  RUSTON, LA
Application ID 4458
Contact Marcus Morton
   
  marcus@niftytv.com
Project title A Sustainable Online Broadcast Network Connecting High Schools to their Local Communities
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 10,392,600
Status Application Received
Description This project, led by Network Foundation Technologies, aims to deploy Internet broadcast technology, including camera and production / distribution equipment, nationwide to approximately 2,000 high schools over the next two years. The project incorporates an innovative, green technology enabling cost effective utilization of existing broadband infrastructure.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant COUNTY OF ANOKA
  ANOKA, MN
Application ID 4472
Contact Eric Lampland
   
  eric@lookoutpt.com
Project title Anoka CAN (Computer Access Now)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,477,548
Status Application Received
Description Anoka CAN’s three goals: First, ensure computer literacy for all: begin with learning basic tools. Second, ensure public access, focusing scarce resources on those most in need. Third, build off this base in three ongoing training stages and needs: to find and locate meaningful work; for business application skills; and to address advanced training to enable small business to develop and grow.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant CA TECHNOLOGY INC
  JENSEN BEACH, FL
Application ID 4630
Contact oleg tretiakoff
   
  oleg@catechnology.net
Project title Broadband for the Blind
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 600,000
Status Application Received
Description The “Broadband for the Blind” project will allow blind – or visually impaired people – to access and use broadband data. To achieve this goal, C.A.Technology will put on the market the necessary hardware (Tactile Graphic Displays developped previously with a grant of the NSF ) and the required data acquisition and analysis software.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant VIA ONE NETWORKS, LLC
  NEW YORK, NY
Application ID 4672
Contact Asheem Aggarwal
   
  btop@viaone.com
Project title Prepaid Broadband
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area CA, MN, WI
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 43,338,835
Status Application Received
Description Prepaid Broadband promotes Sustainable Broadband Adoption to Americans by addressing two of the major barriers: Affordability and Fear. By the end of year 3, 48,000 under-served households will receive a simple to use internet access device and their first year of service. Thin-client cloud computing technology will deliver software applications, access to internet content and live user training.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant XW
  DALLAS, TX
Application ID 4773
Contact Dennis Robbins
   
  drobbins@xtendwave.com
Project title Xtendwave Technology Solution for Backhaul Network Congestion
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 7,420,000
Status Application Received
Description XW, LLC, dba Xtendwave, will deliver initial production quantities of chipset components enabling a 2X to 6X+ improvement in throughput on the nation’s existing copper backhaul infrastructure. These components, employing Xtendwave’s patented technology, will be used by telecom equipment makers to provide a quicker, far less expensive solution to backhaul congestion than new fiber optic builds.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant MISSION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, INC
  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Application ID 4911
Contact Jillian Spindle
   
  jspindle@medasf.org
Project title Latino Microenterprise Tech Net
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MD, MN, MO, NM, PA, TX
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 3,724,128
Status Application Withdrawn
Description The Latino Microenterprise Tech Net is a collaborative project led by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) of San Francisco and the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) of San Antonio, Texas. LMTN will establish Public Computer Centers and a standardized bilingual training curriculum for Latino entrepreneurs at 17 locations nationwide and create 2,100 jobs.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
  SAINT PAUL, MN
Application ID 5177
Contact Shari Olson
   
  shari.olson@so.mnscu.edu
Project title Opportunities and Pathways to Education (OPEN) at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 8,872,576
Status Application Received
Description Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will increase individuals’ access to and skills in using computers and broadband, eliminating a barrier to education and employment. OPEN targets populations under-represented in higher education. Strategies include providing accessible computers and broadband, conducting outreach and skills training, and indentifying and promoting successful strategies.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant SOCKET MOBILE, INC.
  NEWARK, CA
Application ID 5335
Contact Micheal Gifford
   
  btop@socketmobile.com
Project title Mobile Broadband Health Platform
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 3,858,038
Status Application Received
Description In partnership with the University of California and others, launch a versatile, scalable, and accessible broadband healthcare delivery technology platform to be utilized remotely by healthcare professionals, administrators, insurers, and patients; and which creates high value and permanent broadband adoption, economic growth, and “shovel ready” U.S. jobs.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1
  MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Application ID 5423
Contact Melanie Sanco
   
  melanie.sanco@mpls.k12.mn.us
Project title BridgIT.now: Urban Broadband Access Project
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 14,385,117
Status Application Received
Description The Minneapolis Public School will introduce classroom and remote-based online curricula system-wide, inclusive of vulnerable populations, to prepare students for 21st century learning and the global marketplace. BTOP funding will provide training for teachers, students and parents, leveraging the free access portals of Wireless Minneapolis, the nation’s first municipal wifi system.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant DEPRODUCTION THE DENVEREVOLUTION PRODUCTION GROUP
  DENVER, CO
Application ID 5690
Contact Anthony Shawcross
   
  maria@deproduction.org
Project title Broadband Awareness Through Community Media Initiative
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AZ, CA, CO, DC, MA, MN, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VT
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,463,030
Status Application Received
Description The Broadband Awareness Through Community Media Initiative leverages proven open-source tools to modernize Public Access TV stations, transforming them into local broadband access, training, and adoption hubs. 20 pilot stations will, for the first time, put community-generated media online, promoting broadband relevance to diverse communities via the internet and cable & satellite TV.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION LLC
  NEW YORK, NY
Application ID 5740
Contact G. Thomas Reynolds
   
  tom.reynolds@bet.net
Project title BET Networks National Sustainable Broadband Adoption Project
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AR, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 24,893,565
Status Application Received
Description BETN will lead a coalition of partners in driving significant incremental broadband adoption within the African American community US-wide. The approach involves (1) a 2-year targeted multimedia campaign to generate awareness and demand; (2) a targeted broadband-enabled LIFE PORTAL to increase the relevance of broadband; and (3) a community outreach effort to increase overall digital literacy.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant LEECH LAKE RESERVATION BUSINESS COMMITTEE INC
  CASS LAKE, MN
Application ID 5820
Contact John Schultz
   
  jschultz@u-rekabroadband.com
Project title Headwaters Tribal Computer Centers
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 1,722,371
Status Application Received
Description Create 7 new and expand/upgrade 10 existing public computer centers on three Indian reservations in Minnesota. The Boys and Girls Clubs will manage these centers providing public access to all and a variety of training opportunities for tribal members of all ages. A total of 224 work stations will be available and an estimated 5000 people will be served. The total project cost is $2,516,102
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant BRINKSMAN CONSULTING & TRADING GROUP
  PITTSBURGH, PA
Application ID 6081
Contact Keith Brinksman
   
  bctgroup@bctgroup.com
Project title Planning Guideline for Broadband Access Implementation
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 500,000
Status Application Received
Description The objective is to create a planning guideline for the small telco that has no strong technology/business planning organization. With this guide, the owner/manager can develop overall plans for the deployment of Advanced Architectures in the Access Plant area. The USDA will provide the guide to winning bidders for development of projects under the Broadband Infrastructure Applications awards.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant DUVAL & JULES LLC
  KANSAS CITY, MO
Application ID 6095
Contact Fedy Duval
   
  fedy707@gmail.com
Project title NetLifeTV
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 6,500,000
Status Application Received
Description Giving the rural community acces to broadband broacast with out using a PC. This will solve their problem with lack of access to cable television.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
  MARSHALL, MN
Application ID 6405
Contact Daniel Baun
   
  dan.baun@smsu.edu
Project title Regional Electronic Learning Commons
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 1,424,583
Status Application Received
Description This project will increase broadband adoption in rural southwestern and west central Minnesota by providing broadband-enabled educational services to public access sites and residences. Innovative broadband promotion strategies will also be implemented. The project seeks to provide educational services to 6,500 persons from vulnerable populations and add 700 new broadband subscribers.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant AMERICA 2.0, INC.
  SANTA CRUZ, CA
Application ID 6439
Contact Mike Mathiesen
   
  america2inc@gmail.com
Project title Broadband for TeleMedicine
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 800,000
Status Application Received
Description We will enroll high risk patients for Doctors, Hospitals and Clinics to provide basic health care services to patients via Broadband WebCam and other Internet Devices. Doctors need to “See more patients”. This innovative technology will allow doctors and other health practitioners to literally SEE more patients and thus alleviate the high cost of Health Care in America.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant STEEPLECHASE NETWORKS INCORPORATED
  SOUTHFIELD, MA
Application ID 6516
Contact Edward Zyszkowski
   
  edz@scnets.com
Project title The Broadband Community Commons
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area IN, IA, MI, MN, NH, OH, TX, VA, WA, WI
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 8,419,859
Status Application Received
Description Steeplechase Networks’ innovative “Commons” solution enables useful and relevant broadband applications, services and social infrastructure. This stimulates higher sustained adoption rates and especially targets aged, unemployed, minority and other vulnerable people. The project will catalyze growth and directly create at least 1 local job per 1000 homes passed and more through multiplier effects.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant ASIAN MEDIA ACCESS, INCORPORATED
  MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Application ID 6552
Contact Ange Hwang
   
  angehwang@amamedia.org
Project title Asian Pacific American Community Network (APA ComMNet)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 804,000
Status Application Received
Description APA ComMNet enhances broadband services in a high-needs area for vulnerable population (limited English proficient Asian American & Pacific Islanders – AAPIs), to support job creation/training and culturally/linguistically appropriate health information through public access to computers and use of E-services for education/digital literacy, ultimately increasing demand for the broadband services.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant COMSCORE, INC.
  RESTON, VA
Application ID 6650
Contact Maura Marcheski
   
  mamarcheski@venable.com
Project title Developing Creative Sector Skills for the Broadband Workforce Project: Minneapolis Neighborhood Netw
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 387,792
Status Application Received
Description NAMAC and comScore will implement the Developing Creative Sector Skills for the Broadband Workforce Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By working together to target underserved creative-arts comminutes, the project will increase broadband adoption and provide greater access to cultural education and training.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
  PORTLAND, OR
Application ID 6651
Contact Stephen Reder
   
  reders@pdx.edu
Project title Learner Web Partnership: A Multi-State Support System for Broadband Adoption by Vulnerable Adults
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area CA, LA, MN, NY, OR, TX
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 3,318,031
Status Application Received
Description A broad coalition of community anchor institutions across the country (Minnesota, New York, Central and South Texas, New Orleans, LA and Richmond, CA) will increase broadband use by implementing Learner Web, an innovative online system of self-paced Learning Plans focused on digital literacy, education on how to be an informed consumer of broadband technology, and career pathways.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant BROADBAND ALLIANCE
  COLLINSVILLE, IL
Application ID 6672
Contact Robert Paarlberg
   
  rpaarlberg@isresearch.com
Project title Software Wizard to recommend broadband service based on user needs and budget.
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 672,260
Status Application Received
Description Bi-Lingual Software Wizard to recommend broadband service based on user needs and budget. On-line application will match user requirements with real-time data from state, federal and private sources to recommend and build confidence in subscribers’ choice.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant XW
  DALLAS, TX
Application ID 6677
Contact Dennis Robbins
   
  drobbins@xtendwave.com
Project title Broadband Ubiquity via Adaptive Filter Bank Modulation
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 9,240,000
Status Application Received
Description Xtendwave technology will enable broadband service, to those most challenging to reach, more cost effectively than any other solution being considered. The technology utilizes existing networks and systems, providing unserved broadband with the same economics afforded areas with greater population density.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant A-VU MEDIA CORP.
  MINNETONKA, MN
Application ID 6698
Contact John Goodman
   
  john.goodman@knology.com
Project title A-Vu Media – New bundled broadband for Older Adults, Disabled, and Healthcare Adoption
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 4,138,000
Status Application Received
Description A highly simplified user interface facilitates preprogrammed direct access to multiple services delivered through an integrated digital “TV/PC”. All services are remotely programmed and controlled by a 24/7 customer service operator on a secure network. This network creates new high value connections for the users and all those providing healthcare and other broadband based services.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant COMMUNICATION SERVICE FOR THE DEAF, INC.
  SIOUX FALLS, SD
Application ID 6814
Contact Patty Kuglitsch
   
  pkuglitsch@c-s-d.org
Project title Project Endeavor
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 14,988,657
Status Application Received
Description Project Endeavor goals: promote broadband adoption and educate 200,000 deaf/hard hearing consumers about benefits of having broadband through an awareness and outreach campaign; sign up 16,000 broadband users, offer discounted mini-notebooks and broadband connections to income-eligible consumers; employ 60 tiered support staff in specialized CSD contact center.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY OF ST PAUL
  SAINT PAUL, MN
Application ID 6851
Contact Rick Jordan
   
  rick.jordan@stpha.org
Project title Public Housing Hi-Rise Computer Centers
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Public Computer Center
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 327,400
Status Application Received
Description The Public Housing Agency of the City of Saint Paul (PHA) is requesting grant funding to create public computer centers in the community rooms at all sixteen, PHA-owned hi-rises. The computer centers will provide 3 PC workstations for residents’ use, broadband Wi-Fi access, and training to 2,548 low-income, vulnerable adults.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant COMMUNITYVINE, INC.
  DENVER, CO
Application ID 6883
Contact chris roussy
   
  jroussy@aol.com
Project title Broadband and Computers for Seniors
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 4,218,299
Status Application Received
Description CommunityVine is providing wireless broadband access, individual computers, computer education, and ongoing support to approximately 9,100 underserved senior citizens in 120 public housing facilities over three years. Education components will include computer use, email and eCommerce applications, fraud prevention, and extensive training in eHealth technologies.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant GENOA SERVICES
  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Application ID 6911
Contact Ed Gallagher
   
  edgepr@comcast.net
Project title Broadband Enabled Remote Guidance Systems For The Visually Impaired (“InSight Platform”)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,265,600
Status Application Received
Description In partnership with the Rotary Club of SF to launch an nationwide BB enabled web platform where home bound (e.g. physically disabled) “Remote Guides” lend their sight to the blind utilizing a 3G wireless head mount web cam and audio ensemble worn by blind persons with the resulting audio/video streamed to sight enabled Remote Guides based anywhere in the U.S. who then provide assistance as needed.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant ONE ECONOMY CORP.
  WASHINGTON, DC
Application ID 6935
Contact Moustafa Mourad
   
  cgray@one-economy.com
Project title HUD Broadband Adoption Initiative
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 52,105,490
Status Application Received
Description One Economy will lead a consortium of Internet Service Providers, computer companies, and nonprofit partners to tackle key barriers to adoption among residents of Department of Housing and Urban Development multi-family developments by offering digital literacy training, awareness of broadband benefits, discounted broadband service, and discounted computers.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant EMPIRIX INC.
  BEDFORD, MA
Application ID 6960
Contact Kent Johnson
   
  kjohnson@empirix.com
Project title Assuring Quality of Service for American Broadband Consumers
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 15,000,000
Status Application Received
Description High quality delivery of broadband service is essential for consumers. And the American taxpayer needs to know that funds that have been usedto provide high quality service. This proposal will provide the tools and processes for operators to deploy these services successfully and for Americans to see reporting that holds recipients of funding accountable for effective allocation of these funds.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant AZTRONIX, LLC
  NASHUA, NH
Application ID 6977
Contact Michael Russo
   
  mike@aztronix.com
Project title Aztronix BTOP SBA UZAP Global Online Marketplace Project
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,000,000
Status Application Received
Description “AZTRONIX LLC is working with the New Hampshire State Library including Community Colleges working as a public private partnership in the spirit building local communities as indicated in the BTOP SBA phase 2 “communities” initiatives. We will provide the UZAP™ platform and technology to remove barriers for businesses and individuals to increase economic activity and create great jobs.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant ONE ECONOMY CORP.
  WASHINGTON, DC
Application ID 7025
Contact Moustafa Mourad
   
  cgray@one-economy.com
Project title Fostering Broadband Adoption for Senior Citizens, Rural Americans and Native Americans
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MN, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, SC, SD, TX, VA, WA, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 35,932,606
Status Application Received
Description One Economy Corporation and the Broadband Opportunity Coalition will overcome barriers and increase broadband adoption rates in low-income senior, rural and Native American populations through a comprehensive and integrated digital ecosystem program that includes access, online content, technology and digital literacy training, and public education.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant COUNTY EXECUTIVES TELECOMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE
  WASHINGTON, DC
Application ID 7027
Contact Michael Griffin
   
  mgriffin@countyexecutives.org
Project title County Executives Telecommunications Network (CETN), formerly County Executives Television Network.
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 14,954,765
Status Application Received
Description CETN promotes the use of broadband to standardize best practice training and certification around the country by empowering every county leader to provide state of the art training to police, fire, health, public works, NGO’s and others. This program will be a tool for workforce improvement and information sharing. It will bridge the gap between urban and rural and will improve skill sets.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant ASIAN MEDIA ACCESS, INCORPORATED
  MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Application ID 7073
Contact Ange Hwang
   
  angehwang@amamedia.org
Project title Midwest Coalition of Asian Americans (MCAA)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area IL, IN, IA, MN, OH, WI
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 837,500
Status Application Received
Description MCAA supports 1) broadband public education, outreach, and awareness via diverse Asian languages in the Midwest region; 2) regional training to stimulate broadband utilization of regional SDBs such as limited English proficient entrepreneurs; and 3) a communications network between Asian American & Pacific Islander agencies to support economic recovery, disaster preparation & Emergency Alerts.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant TTM OPERATING CORPORATION, INC.
  SEATTLE, WA
Application ID 4433
Contact Mark Hamilton
   
  mark@ttmi.us
Project title The Southern Minnesota Broadband Enhancement Program
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 16,572,654
Status Application Received
Description TTM is seeking a grant from NTIA to help fund the construction of a middle mile network covering approximately 7,000 square miles in Minnesota. TTM is partnering with a number of key institutions, including several government agencies, to deploy a high capacity fiber and microwave network which will provide necessary transport services to Community Anchor Institutions and last mile providers.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ADVANCED INTERNET DEVELOPMENT
  ANN ARBOR, MI
Application ID 4589
Contact Nili Tannenbaum
   
  kaj@internet2.edu
Project title United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, NA, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 62,540,162
Status Application Received
Description Internet2 and NLR, both non-profit organizations, propose the creation of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN). This national-scale network will construct the middle mile essential to connect all community anchor projects funded by BTOP with each other, and with more than 66,000 other anchors, to ensure a seamless national fabric of high-performance, open networks.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant MERIT NETWORK INC
  ANN ARBOR, MI
Application ID 4658
Contact Donald Welch
   
  djwelch@merit.edu
Project title REACH Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative II
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MI, MN, WI
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 69,639,291
Status Application Received
Description REACH-3MC II is 1172 miles of middle mile fiber lit at speeds greater than 1G. The partnership between Merit, the MI 911 Administrator and 7 commercial sub-recipients will extend BTOP-funded REACH-3MC, and serve anchors, public safety, homes and businesses in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula. Diverse paths out of the region will serve counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant ENVENTIS TELECOM, INC.
  MANKATO, MN
Application ID 4866
Contact Gregory Flanagan
   
  gflanagan@enventis.com
Project title Greater Minnesota Broadband Collaborative
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 16,833,617
Status Application Received
Description The Enventis proposal is a middle mile fiber optic network project connecting 74 community anchor institutions in rural Minnesota to an advanced high capacity Ethernet broadband network. The statewide Minnesota network leverages Enventis’ existing 2400 mile fiber network with 418 miles of new fiber construction directly connecting each community anchor institution with at least 100MB of service.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant RAMSEY, COUNTY OF
  SAINT PAUL, MN
Application ID 5397
Contact Mary Mahoney
   
  mary.mahoney@co.ramsey.mn.us
Project title Ramsey Broadband Coalition Community Fiber Network (RBC CFN)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 22,928,724
Status Application Received
Description RBC CFN will build a ‘dual conduit’ fiber network. The first ‘I-Net’ connects all levels of local government andstate, county and city; K-12 and higher education; two library agencies; and other community stakeholders. The second MFE Net is an open access, carrier neutral network which allows broadband, telecom and wireless providers to serve the business, non-profits and residential communities.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant MID-STATE EDUCATION DISTRICT 6979
  LITTLE FALLS, MN
Application ID 5428
Contact Kay Campbell
   
  kcampbell@midstate.k12.mn.us
Project title Minnesota Community Collaborative Broadband Project (MCCBP)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 25,079,949
Status Application Received
Description The MCCBP will deliver advanced broadband capabilities via a core fiber network which enables Community Government, MLB Ojibwe, K-12 & Higher Education, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Community, Cultural & Arts Organizations, residents, businesses & visitors across our area to access high capacity Broadband services, decrease costs, enhance productivity & improve the economic & civic vitality.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant CARVER, COUNTY OF
  CHASKA, MN
Application ID 5538
Contact Randy Lehs
   
  ccarver@jagcom.net
Project title Carver County Open Fiber Initiative (CCOFI)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 5,995,600
Status Application Received
Description This project will create a fiber-based backbone infrastructure in Carver County Minnesota that will connect 86 entities to a fiber loop. These entities currently have low-connectivity speed coupled with high prices. Long-term planning for this project adds last-mile service providers that will promote and build fiber to the premise, enhance high-speed broadband and further economic development.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant XO COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC.
  HERNDON, VA
Application ID 5601
Contact Kristin Shulman
   
  kris.shulman@xo.com
Project title Northern Lights: Building Broadband Communities
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area ID, IL, IA, MN, MT, ND, WA, WI
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 206,464,795
Status Application Received
Description XO Communications Services, Inc. and its partners will construct a new 2,227 mile, 144 fiber cable network designed to optimize local community access and broadband opportunities in WA, ID, MT, ND, MN, WI, IL, and IA. This project will offer much needed affordable, carrier grade high bandwidth broadband services to last mile providers and community anchor institutions in hundreds of communities.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant ZAYO BANDWIDTH, LLC
  LOUISVILLE, CO
Application ID 6417
Contact Chris Morley
   
  cmorley@zayo.com
Project title Connect Anoka County Community Broadband Network
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 13,382,593
Status Application Received
Description Zayo Bandwidth, LLC in partnership with Anoka County, seeks funding from ARRA to build Middle Mile broadband infrastructure and connect 145 Anchor Institutions with 286 miles of fiber. This network will make broadband services available to governments, businesses, other anchor institutions, carriers and Last Mile providers in Anoka County as well as parts of Isanti and Ramsey Counties.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant AIRCELL LLC
  BROOMFIELD, CO
Application ID 6529
Contact Timothy Twohig
   
  ttwohig@aircell.com
Project title Expansion of Inflight Broadband Communications for Public Safety
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 60,100,000
Status Application Received
Description Accelleration of equipment installation aboard commercial airlines to enable advanced inflight communications capabilities for public safety agencies.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant US CABLE OF MINNESOTA, INC.
  MONTVALE, NJ
Application ID 6607
Contact James Pearson
   
  jpearson@uscable.com
Project title US Cable Fiber Ring Southern Minnesota
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 12,144,938
Status Application Received
Description US Cable of Minnesota, Inc. (“US Cable”), in a public-private partnership with the State of Minnesota, will construct a 557 Middle Mile fiber optic infrastructure in southern Minnesota that will connect 17 counties, county courthouses, community anchor institutions, public safety agencies, and Last Mile service providers to the Internet highway.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant WORLD NETWORK INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, INC
  SUNNYSIDE, NY
Application ID 7042
Contact walter iwachiw
   
  iwachiw@wnis.org
Project title BTOP Mega Broadband by Rail
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, NA, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 150,000,000
Status Application Received
Description BTOP application for a combined 45 million in awards, $33. Million in Middle Mile Awards grants to build, deploy and improve connections to communities lacking sufficient broadband access by deploying a fiber-optic ring to deliver gigabit broadband speeds with interconnection points along underground subways tracks and above ground Rail tracks with 12 million additional for Last mile connections.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant COUNTY EXECUTIVES TELECOMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE
  WASHINGTON, DC
Application ID 7108
Contact Michael Griffin
   
  mgriffin@countyexecutives.org
Project title County Executives Telecommunication Network (CETN) formerly the County Executives Television Network
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 53,715,757
Status Application Received
Description CETN will provide the middle mile broadband connectivity for county governments. This initiative provides the broadband communications network which currently does not exist, linking anchor institutions during times of emergency. This comprehensive community infrastructure can be accessed for best practices, state of the art first responder training, information sharing and workforce improvement.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant RICE, COUNTY OF (INC)
  FARIBAULT, MN
Application ID 7250
Contact Sherry Hiller
   
  shiller@co.rice.mn.us
Project title Fiber Forward – Rice County Broadband
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 5,754,396
Status Application Received
Description Rice County will jump-start broadband in our area via 158 miles of county-spanning middle mile fiber inter-connecting 18 public entities. A private partner will install the system in 2010-11 and offer dark fiber and Internet backhaul to businesses. Some fiber will be dedicated for public use, allowing public partners interconnectivity and true broadband via a choice of providers.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant AMERICAN FIBER SYSTEMS, INC.
  ROCHESTER, NY
Application ID 7424
Contact Richard Coyle
   
  rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project title Metro-INET/AFS Community Broadband Network in Anoka, Ramsey, Washington & Hennepin counties in MN
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area MN
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 12,166,927
Status Application Received
Description This shovel ready, CCI project with 20 city partners will offer new or substantially upgraded fiber optic connections to community anchors including community colleges, public safety entities, health care facilities & businesses in Anoka, Ramsey, Washington & Hennepin counties in MN. This project will stimulate economic growth, create jobs, provide connectivity to 77 community anchor institutions.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
  CHAMPAIGN, IL
Application ID 7502
Contact Walter Knorr
   
  GCOAward@illinois.edu
Project title Broadband Training Expansion at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, NA, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,541,026
Status Application Received
Description This grant will enable the IFSI to create and provide online services to fire departments and districts throughout the state and nation with online courses and other online training delivery methods, support during actual emergencies and connectivity with national programs to include the National Fire Academy.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF
  PHILADELPHIA, PA
Application ID 7519
Contact Andrew Buss
   
  andrew.buss@phila.gov
Project title Digital Philadelphia Broadband Initiative
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, NA, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 8,150,000
Status Application Received
Description Philadelphia is a major urban area that lacks sufficient Internet connectivity at a block level. To address these problems, the City proposes to leverage and further enable its wireless infrastructure to bring connectivity to anchor institutions and create a broadband strategy called the Digital Philadelphia Broadband Initiative.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
 
Applicant LOGICLINK, INC.
  IRVINE, CA
Application ID 7542
Contact Kim Kao
   
  kkao@logiclink.com
Project title Computer Services to Justifying Sustainable Middle and Last Mile Infrastructure to Rural Areas
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 11,900,544
Status Application Received
Description The implementation of 500+ Community Business Centers and associated broadband infrastructure shall promote trial, adoption and sustainability of broadband services and utilization to rural underserved counties. Emphasis shall be based on social/political information community dissemination, medical/health services and job creation networking activities.
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant TEV ENTERPRISES LLC
  HINSDALE, IL
Application ID 7701
Contact Eric Bergquist
   
  bergquist.services@comcast.net
Project title Emergency Alert Broadcasts to PCs
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Project type Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 1,950,000
Status Application Received
Description One compelling reason for a commitment to serve public safety entities that have expressed a demand or indicated a need for access or improved access to broadband service is a comprehensive communities project to provide emergency & community messages to support safety, health and welfare. We seek funding to develop and distribute software for broadband-connected PCs to receive broadcast emergenc
Executive Summary Executive Summary (pdf)
Tribes Served Tribes Served (pdf)
 
Applicant BROADBAND ALLIANCE
  ,
Application ID 5697
Contact Robert Paarlberg
  6182236005
  rpaarlberg@isresearch.com
Project title Bi-lingual Broadband Education
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 2,299,466
Status Application Received
Description In support of Broadband USA, we will be developing bi-ligual education programs to identify and assist rural, senior and disadvantaged subscribers. To optimize learning we will use a variety of mediums to educate; including videos, and self paced on-line learning. This will be done with the support and cooperation of leading universities.
 
Applicant MDB COMMUNICATIONS INC
  ,
Application ID 6768
Contact Cary Hatch
  2028350774
  chatch@mdbcomm.com
Project title American Indian/Alaska Native Broadband Outreach Awareness Program
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 25,240,000
Status Application Received
Description The AIAN Broadband Outreach Awareness Program will inform and educate unserved and underserved American Indian and Alaska Native populations across the U.S. about broadband accessibility options and how these tools can improve their economic standing and quality of life. This program will serve as a template for awareness campaigns for the various infrastructure projects in their communities.
 
Applicant SCHENECTADY CNTY CMNTY COLLEGE
  ,
Application ID 7181
Contact David Hennessy
  15183811386
  hennesdj@sunysccc.edu
Project title Association of Regional Emergency Agencies at Schenectady County Community College (AREA@SCCC)
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area WY
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Grant request $ 5,872,843
Status Application Received
Description AREA@SCCC proposes linking First Responder and private sector agencies in a ten county region through a distributive learning network organized by a community college. Cost effective training is provided through online, video-conference, and in-person sessions. The broadband component of the network is an emergency communication link to government at all levels during an all hazard event.
 
Applicant IKORING LLC
  ,
Application ID 7046
Contact Steve Holland
  4192835003
  steve.holland@ikoring.com
Project title Broadband 4 U Express
Program BTOP
Proposed Project Area WV
Project type Sustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding Round Round 2 – Winter 2010
Status Application Received
Description Providing internet education programs and increase internet adoption rates among English and non-English speaking communities (Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Polish), senior citizens and veterans by deploying 3 Mobile Computer Centers, a Multilingual Website, a multi-lingual Call Center, and multi-lingual ground campaign run by a professional campaign manager. MN,WI, MI, OH, WV, KY, NC, VI and TN.
 
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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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