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NTIA Awards $12 Million to Two Illinois Counties

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 – Illinois’ DeKalb County and portions of the state’s LaSalle County have won nearly $12 million to improve and expand their broadband service from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 – Illinois’ DeKalb County and portions of the state’s LaSalle County have won nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to improve and expand their broadband services.

NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling announced the $11.9 million broadband infrastructure grant for the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband project last week.

The investment aims to enable the deployment of a 130-mile fiber network across DeKalb and northern LaSalle counties, providing high-speed Internet connections to at least 60 institutions such as schools, hospitals, libraries, public safety entities and government agencies.

The project will connect to the Illinois Rural HealthNet, allowing medical facilities connected to this project to collaborate with specialists at larger facilities throughout the state and nation.

It also will interconnect local municipalities and provide backbone infrastructure for emergency services and disaster recovery.

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WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 – Illinois’ DeKalb County and portions of the state’s LaSalle County have won nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to improve and expand their broadband services.

NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling announced the $11.9 million broadband infrastructure grant for the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband project last week.

The investment aims to enable the deployment of a 130-mile fiber network across DeKalb and northern LaSalle counties, providing high-speed Internet connections to at least 60 institutions such as schools, hospitals, libraries, public safety entities and government agencies.

The project will connect to the Illinois Rural HealthNet, allowing medical facilities connected to this project to collaborate with specialists at larger facilities throughout the state and nation.

It also will interconnect local municipalities and provide backbone infrastructure for emergency services and disaster recovery.

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Discussion of Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event on High-Capacity Applications and Gigabit Connectivity

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the first video of its Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event, on “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity.”

The dialogue featured Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITESheldon Grizzle of GigTank in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Todd MarriottExecutive Director of UTOPIA, the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency, and Drew ClarkChairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 – Illinois’ DeKalb County and portions of the state’s LaSalle County have won nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to improve and expand their broadband services.

NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling announced the $11.9 million broadband infrastructure grant for the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband project last week.

The investment aims to enable the deployment of a 130-mile fiber network across DeKalb and northern LaSalle counties, providing high-speed Internet connections to at least 60 institutions such as schools, hospitals, libraries, public safety entities and government agencies.

The project will connect to the Illinois Rural HealthNet, allowing medical facilities connected to this project to collaborate with specialists at larger facilities throughout the state and nation.

It also will interconnect local municipalities and provide backbone infrastructure for emergency services and disaster recovery.

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Breakfast Club Video: ‘Gigabit and Ultra-High-Speed Networks: Where They Stand Now and How They Are Building the Future’

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WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 – Illinois’ DeKalb County and portions of the state’s LaSalle County have won nearly $12 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to improve and expand their broadband services.

NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling announced the $11.9 million broadband infrastructure grant for the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband project last week.

The investment aims to enable the deployment of a 130-mile fiber network across DeKalb and northern LaSalle counties, providing high-speed Internet connections to at least 60 institutions such as schools, hospitals, libraries, public safety entities and government agencies.

The project will connect to the Illinois Rural HealthNet, allowing medical facilities connected to this project to collaborate with specialists at larger facilities throughout the state and nation.

It also will interconnect local municipalities and provide backbone infrastructure for emergency services and disaster recovery.

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