NTIA Previews National Broadband Map
Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States
February 17th, 2011
WASHINGTON February 17, 2011 – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Lawrence Strickling, presented a brief preview of the national broadband map and an update on the activities of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the annual winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Wednesday.
Final Round of Broadband Data Funding Announced
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
September 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON September 27, 2010 – NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling has announced the final list broadband data grants. The final set of grants will provide additional funding to each of the state’s designated mapping entities.
“As Congress recognized, many communities are being left behind in the 21st Century economy and need improved broadband access and adoption to compete,” said Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling. “Each state has unique broadband challenges, and these investments will support solutions developed by the states to harness the power of technology so that local businesses can thrive and residents can enjoy a better quality of life.”
Commerce Department Announces 35 Broadband Grants in 22 States
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact
September 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 13, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced 35 new Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grants, for a total of $482.4 million distributed across 22 states and the Virgin Islands. This set of grants focused on sustainable broadband adoption and infrastructure projects.
Strickling Addresses Copyright Symposium
July 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2010 – The state of the internet economy, and how to protect copyrighted works on the internet, are two major issues facing the economy of the 21st Century. Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for Communications and Information, spoke on this topic today to kick off the USPTO and NTIAs Symposium on copyright policy, creativity and innovation in the internet economy.
Strickling Touts BTOP at Broadband Policy Summit
Broadband's Impact, NTIA
June 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 —The second day of the Broadband Policy Summit VI sponsored by Pike & Fischer began with Lawrence Strickling’s morning keynote address. Strickling, who is the assistant secretary for Communication and Information in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration focused on the administration’s accomplishments and future goals as they expand broadband access throughout the country.
Strickling and Ohio Democrats Poised to Announce Broadband Spending on Low-Income Communities
March 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2010 – Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Ohio Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Zack Space and Betty Sutton – all Democrats – are scheduled to announce federal spending aimed at bridging the technological divide and increasing economic opportunities in low-income communities in Cleveland, Akron, and Zanesville, Ohio.
South Carolina and Rhode Island Score Big Wins in Public Broadband Computing
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact
February 5th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2010 – The Commerce Department on Friday announced two additional broadband stimulus funding grants: $5.9 million to the South Carolina Technical College System, and $1.2 million to a consortium of Rhode Island’s 71 public libraries.
Both grants were made under the portion of funds — $50 million in the first round of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program — earmarked by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for public computing centers.
“Thanks to this funding, public computer centers and computer labs throughout the state of South Carolina will be able to serve more than twice the current number of users,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a statement.
Experts Debate Civil Rights Issues in Context of Broadband
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
January 25th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 25, 2010 – Broadband experts discussed civil rights issues surrounding a speedy internet and how best to close the digital divide at an event last week hosted by the Minority Media & Telecom Council at Howard University.
Big Broadband Stimulus Grants for Middle-Mile Networks in N.C. and Michigan
January 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 20, 2010 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Wednesday continued its rolling award of broadband stimulus grants, doling out $63 million for four broadband grants in Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina.
With the announcements, the NTIA and the Rural Utilities Service have awarded $253 million in broadband stimulus grants, or about 3.5 percent of the total broadband stimulus funds. The money has been spent on 23 projects so far, or an average of $11 million per grant.
The largest winners in Tuesday’s announcements were the Merit Network in Michigan, which won $33 million; and MCNC in North Carolina, which won $28.2 million. Both were for infrastructure grants to build fiber-optic networks within their states, connecting households and anchor institutions to broadband facilities.
NTIA and RUS Will Each Issue Separate Notices for 2nd Round Broadband Grants
January 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Rural Utilities Service on Friday announced the availability of a second round of broadband stimulus funding, with two separate Notices of Funds Availability from the respective agencies.