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Request For Assistance: State Preferred Broadband Stimulus Projects to the NTIA

in NTIA/Recovery Act by

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 November 19th, 2009 - has been investigating broadband stimulus projects and focusing on  the preferred projects from the states. We still lack letters to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration - or notices that states are demanding confidentiality for their letters - from 13 states and territories.

The first person to send any letters from the following states will get a complimentary seat at the November 10 December 8 Broadband Breakfast Club at Clyde's of Gallery Place at 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the topic is "Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: The Environment Bridging the Digital Divide." Information about the event, and registration, is available at has not received either a notice of confidentiality or a copy of the letter from the state to the NTIA from:

  • American Samoa
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Guam
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island

Please send letters to

Here is an up-to-date list of where the other states stand:

Confidential or not Public at this time: Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota Northern Mariana Islands, and South Dakota.

We have letters from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

--Updated November 19, 2009 --- AM

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