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Small Disadvantaged Business May Get Leg Up in Broadband Stimulus

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WASHINGTON, November 12, 2009 – While the economy is slowly turning itself around, small and disadvantaged businesses face problems gaining capital, according to panelists speaking at the Federal Communications Commission national broadband plan workshop on November 12.

Small disadvantaged businesses are businesses that are at least 51 percent owned or controlled by an individual or a group of individuals who are deemed as economically or socially disadvantaged. They are deemed disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration.

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Perspectives on Selection Criteria Reflect Views on Stimulus Program's Purpose

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WASHINGTON, March 24, 2009 – NTIA and RUS broadband stimulus grant recipients should be selected in a way that honors the intent of the stimulus bill itself, a large group of stakeholders said at Tuesday afternoon’s roundtable on selection criteria.

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