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.