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Agriculture Committee Skeptical on RUS' Ability to Manage Funds

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA July 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2009 – Members of Congress on Thursday questioned the efficacy of the grant criteria set out last week by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Rural Utilities Service. During a hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture, representatives expressed skepticism over ill-defined criteria in the the joint Notice of Funds Availability the agencies released last week.

Rural Utilities Service Outlines Its 'Community Connect' Rules

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Weekly Report May 4th, 2009

DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Regulations have not yet been issued regarding the federal government’s program to invest $7.2 billion in broadband networks, but experts inside and outside of government took their best shot at explaining the program’s contours at the Broadband Properties conference here.

Legislators See 'Underserved' Definition as First Step for Broadband Stimulus

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA April 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2009 – Proper oversight of the $7.2 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program can only take place if key terms are defined properly, a panel of agency officials and policy experts told a congressional committee on Thursday.

Industry Reactions to NTIA/RUS Broadband Meeting Generally Positive

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2009 – Despite a packed-to-capacity auditorium, long lines and occasionally unanswered questions, reactions to Tuesday’s unveiling of the Obama administration’s $7.2 billion stimulus program were generally very positive among attendees and industry observers.

NTIA, Agriculture and FCC Officials Detail Broadband Stimulus Funding Programs

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2009 – President Obama’s commitment to using federal funds for improving broadband deployment inched closer to reality Tuesday as the federal agencies responsible for implementing stimulus funding urged creativity and speed in submitting applications for grants.

NTIA Announces Series of Public Meetings on Broadband Stimulus; Introduces Rick Wade

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2009 – Rick C. Wade, a senior advisor in the presidential campaign of Barack Obama and currently the acting chief of staff for the Commerce Department, will be one of three featured speakers at the broadband stimulus public meeting next Tuesday.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Highlight Obama Broadband Stimulus Meeting

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2009 – One week from Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission, the Commerce Department and the Rural Utilities Service will hold a public meeting on broadband stimulus measures. But who will speak for the administration of President Obama on broadband? None other than Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the keynote speaker at the event.

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