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House Subcommittee Questions Whether Broadband Stimulus Programs are Benefiting "Unserved" Communities
March 4, 2010

The House Communications, Technology and the Internet subcommittee held its third oversight hearing today on the progress of the broadband programs created under the American Recovery and Rei…

Concerns Arise about Broadband Stimulus Program
July 10, 2009

Since the broadband grant rules were published last week, lawmakers have begun to express concerns about requirements and definitions.  Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, …

Computers and Computer Technology as Qualified Higher Education Expenses in 529 Education Plans
March 30, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009 and includes computers and computer technology as Qualified Higher Education Expenses in 529 Education …

Preparing Your Application for NTIA/RUS Broadband Grants
March 27, 2009

It has become very clear over the past few weeks that there are limited details on how NTIA and RUS plan to grade and evaluate broadband grant applications.  While the agencies scramble to rev…

Viewing Public Comments from NTIA Hearings
March 27, 2009

For those interested in seeing public feedback regarding the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, there is now a link on the NTIA's site providing a record of the submitted comments. …

Webinar on Broadband and Technology Opportunities
March 19, 2009

It is expected that groups will be using webinars or other platforms to provide more information on funding and grant opportunities from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. We will try to…

Applying for Broadband Grants through RUS
March 12, 2009

Yesterday’s blog focused on the broadband grant process at the Department of Commerce’s NTIA program. Today we take a look at the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities …

USDA/Commerce: We Need Your Feedback on Broadband Initiative Grants!
March 10, 2009

At today's meeting to discuss the national broadband initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce sent out a call for public feedback . They will be …

USDA/FCC/Commerce Hold Joint Kick-Off Meeting for Broadband Initiative
March 10, 2009

Today marked the beginning of the race for broadband grant funding. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic stimulus package, provides for a national broadband initiative.  Th…

Find Stimulus Plans for the Various Federal Departments and Agencies
March 3, 2009

If you are interested in learning more about how the individual federal departments and agencies will be using funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal governme…

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