Posts Tagged ‘Tom Vilsack’

Commerce, Agriculture Departments Announce $1.8 Billion in New Broadband Grants

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Public Safety, Rural Utilities Service, States August 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2010 – The departments of Agriculture and Commerce announced a new set of broadband grants totaling $1.8 billion across 37 states. The 94 projects announced include the first satellite projects under this grant system.

Vilsack Announces Funding of 126 Broadband Projects

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, States, Tribal Broadband August 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 4, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the funding of 126 new broadband projects with a funding total of $1.2 billion. The projects will span 38 states and a number of Native American tribal areas.

USDA Holds Workshop for BIP Grant Recipients

Broadband Stimulus, Rural Utilities Service June 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – The United States Department of Agriculture convened a workshop today for recipients of the Broadband Initiative Program (BIP), economic development experts, and USDA officials in Dallas last week. The workshop was keynoted by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who made arguments suggesting that the Initiative Program would improve health care, education and increased economic opportunities in rural areas.

Broadband Issues Echo Electrification Debate of Decades Ago

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States, Wireless June 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010 – Today’s broadband expansion throughout the United States faces similar challenges to wiring the nation with electricity decades ago, and the nation’s businesses, consumers and government must work together to tap into the resources that high-speed internet access offers, said one of the nation’s top expert on rural broadband at a panel discussion.

Eight States Win Broadband Funds From Agriculture Department

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States March 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in eight states access to better economic and educational opportunities.

Government Awards Funds to 11 Projects in Nine States

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, States, Wireless February 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2010 – The Agriculture Department announced Wednesday it has selected 11 broadband infrastructure projects that are designed to improve educational and economic opportunities throughout nine states.

Vice President Biden to Promote Broadband Stimulus in Erie, Penn.

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – As first reported in Weekly Report, the White House announced on Monday that Vice President Biden will travel to Pennsylvania – in Erie – to highlight broadband stimulus funding.

NARUC Tells Feds: To Get BTOP Back on Track, Let States Lead

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States May 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2009 – The Broadband Technology Opportunity Program can be put back on a faster schedule if state governments are used as a main points of contact for grant applicants, National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners president Fred Butler of New Jersey and Communications Committee chairman Roy Baum of Oregon said Friday.

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.

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