Thursday, December 24, 2009

State wins $1.8M stimulus grant for broadband‏

Source: Business First of Columbus, Dec. 23, 2009
Ohio has secured about $1.8 million in federal stimulus funding for a nationwide initiative aimed at increasing broadband Internet access.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration this week awarded about $1.3 million to the Ohio Office of Information Technology for a two-year data collection and mapping project. Another $500,000 was awarded for planning over a five-year period.

A key piece of the nationwide effort is the development of a broadband map that shows availability and speed.

The state was one of 15 to be awarded funding this week, with more announcements expected in the coming weeks.


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