Future dates for ARRA broadband announcements

The Department of Agriculture is awarding roughly $1.2 billion for 126 projects across the country, including 5 that will deploy networks in Minnesota. They also unveiled their plan to award the nearly $4 billion left in the ARRA broadband funding.

Here’s the calendar taken from the White House’s ARRA site:

Agency Expected Approx # of Projects Expected Approx. Dollar Amount Description
Week of August 16
USDA 50 $190 million These awards will support a series of last-mile projects.
Commerce 70 $1.3-$1.6 billion These awards will support public computing, broadband adoption, community infrastructure, and some public safety projects.
Week of Sept. 6
USDA 65 $450 million These awards will support a series of last-mile projects, as well as satellite and technical assistance projects.
Commerce 50 $600-$900 million These awards will support public computing, broadband adoption, community infrastructure, and some public safety projects.
Week of Sept. 27
Commerce 15 $300-$600 million These awards will primarily support public safety projects, but may also include a handful of community infrastructure, public computing, and broadband adoption projects.
Commerce $100-$200 million These awards will support broadband mapping efforts.
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About Ann Treacy

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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