Connect Michigan Awarded $3 Million in Recovery Act Funding

From WWJ Newsradio 950: The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded Connect Michigan approximately $3 million in additional funding, under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, to further implement broadband initiatives over the original five-year award period. Link to WWJ Newsradio article

Iowa Gets $3.5 Million to Improve Statewide High-Speed Internet Service and Use

Des Moines, IA – Iowa will expand its efforts to improve high-speed Internet service across the state with the help of a new federal grant of $3.5 million. On Monday, Connect Iowa was awarded the Recovery Act funds as part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) grant program. Connect Iowa is working …

South Carolina Receiving $2.3 Million for Additional Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiatives

New Funding Will Increase the Scope of the Program And Facilitate Broadband Adoption Efforts Columbia, SC — South Carolina will receive approximately $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to further implement broadband initiatives for a full five-year award period through Connect South Carolina, the designated entity for broadband mapping in the state. …

Kansas gets $4.4M from stimulus to expand rural broadband

From the Kansas City Business Journal: Kansas has received $4.4 million in stimulus money to help expand broadband Internet services across rural parts of the state. Read more: Kansas gets $4.4M from stimulus to expand rural broadband – Kansas City Business Journal

Connected Nation Programs Receive Funds to Accelerate Broadband-Based Economic Impact

Recovery Act Funds Will Enable Public-Private Efforts to Accelerate the Impact of Broadband Across State and Local Economies Washington, DC – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced grants to Connected Nation for programs in 11 states and one U.S. territory. The funding enables Connected Nation to extend its comprehensive broadband mapping and planning efforts to …

Kansas receives $4.4 million for broadband work

By Rick Plumlee/The Wichita EagleKansas has been awarded $4.4 million in federal stiumulus money to expand broadband development, the state’s commerce department announced today. Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/28/2257810/kansas-receives-44-million-for.html#ixzz112ecTxhT

Connect Alaska Receives ARRA Grant for Broadband Expansion Efforts

New Grant Money Aims at Overcoming Alaska’s High-Speed Internet Challenges Juneau, AK – New federal dollars will help radically improve the lives of rural residents and remote towns across the Last Frontier. The Connect Alaska initiative is receiving approximately $4.5 million in new funds aimed at overcoming the state’s unique barriers to widespread high-speed Internet service. The grant is funding …

Connected Tennessee gets more cash for mapping

By Geert De Lombaerde/Nashville Post.comTechnology nonprofit Connected Tennessee will soon get a $2.7 million check from Washington to continue its broadband mapping efforts in the state for three more years. Link to Nashville Post article