ARRA broadband funding left alone

There’s good news for folks who still have ARRA proposals in the hopper. A week ago it looked as though the ARRA broadband funds that had not yet been awarded were in jeopardy but according to Broadband Breakfast, that won’t be happening…

With a vote of 308- 114 the House has approved a supplemental appropriations, HR 4899, which eliminates previous amendments that would have rescinded broadband funding. As previously reported two separate attempts have been made to repurpose $600 million from the BTOP and BIP programs for other purposes. The bill will not be sent to the President, as the Senate has already approved a similar version.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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  1. Pingback: House votes yes to $302 million cut from broadband stimulus funds « Blandin on Broadband

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