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NTIA Sets Another $63 Million in Grants For Broadband Adoption

By: John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration just announced another $63 million in grants for broadband adoption, part of the $7 billion-plus being handed out by the Department of Commerce and the USDA as part of the broadband portion of the stimulus program.

The new grants are a mix of infrastructure and adoption programs, including a Michigan State University computer center and a University of Massachusetts adoption education program.

The newest grants go to Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina and come a day after NTIA released new bidding rules it hopes will make it easier for the second, and final, round of bidding starting next month.

NTIA has given out about $200 million so far.


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