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Stimulating Big Broadband Deployment
April 24, 2009

For a number of years, EDUCAUSE has been arguing for an aggressive national policy to promote universal deployment of high-speed networks for the benefit of education, health care, and the econom…

The Quilt-StateNets Comments to the NTIA Regarding the Federal Broadband Stimulus Grant Program
April 17, 2009

The Quilt and StateNets, representing 30 state and regional research and education networks, submitted comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) concerning…

The Stimulus as Savior?
March 27, 2009

Public college leaders in many states are looking to the recently enacted federal stimulus package as a lifeline, if not a savior, in the worst economic climate in more than a generation. But kee…

An Opening for Community Colleges
April 3, 2009

Two-year institutions gear up to tap into federal stimulus legislation's innovative mechanism for distributing Workforce Investment Act funds, which allows for contracts for entire courses. …

The Economic Downturn, IT, and Higher Education
March 9, 2009

This web seminar will look at the economic downturn from the perspective of a chief finance officer: Fred Rogers of Carleton College. We will also focus on what the stimulus package means for hig…

Plenty of Pork
March 3, 2009

As White House defends itself against cries of hypocrisy, colleges prepare to benefit from hundreds of millions in earmarked projects from lawmakers. …

Comparison of Application Requirements for the NTIA and RUS Broadband Programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
February 25, 2009

This document includes a detailed comparison of the two broadband programs in the stimulus bill.  Plus a summary of advantages and disadvantages of each, and a more detailed comparison of the …

Update on the Economic Recovery Package
February 24, 2009

This is an EDUCAUSE written summary of how The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009, may pertain to the higher education information tec…

Manna From Heaven (er, Washington)
January 16, 2009

House economic stimulus package would provide as much as $20 billion for students, $8 billion for scientific research, $9 billion for academic facilities, and $39 billion for states to soften blo…

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, …