Connect Ohio preparing for second round of stimulus money

By Ginger Christ/Ashland Times-GazetteConnect Ohio plans to re-apply for federal stimulus funds in the coming months. Connect Ohio, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve technology use across the state and to promote broadband implementation in Ashland County, initially applied for funding during the first round of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s broadband grant and loan program.For more information …

Ohio receives $1.8 million grant to map high-speed Internet

By Shaheen Samavati/Cleveland Plain Dealer Ohio has been awarded $1.8 million in federal stimulus funding to help identify areas of the state lacking high-speed Internet service, and to create strategies to fill the gaps.Link to article here.

Governor Quinn Announces $1.8 Million Awarded to Illinois to Improve Broadband Access

Federal Recovery Funds Will Help with Mapping, Planning Efforts CHICAGO –Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois has received $1.8 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve broadband access throughout the state. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will assist the state with broadband mapping and …

MPSC: Michigan Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Launch Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiative

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today announced that Michigan has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to launch a comprehensive broadband mapping and planning initiative called Connect Michigan. The funding, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), will enable the state to collect data and …

Tennessee Awarded $1.8 million in Recovery Act Funding For Broadband Initiative

Grants Will Enable Mapping for Service NASHVILLE –Tennessee will receive $1.8 million in federal funding for broadband mapping and planning in an effort to increase the availability and use of high-speed Internet service in the state. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) matching grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The …