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Contents of NTIA’s Middle Mile Grant Program application Thumbnail Image

Contents of NTIA’s Middle Mile Grant Program application

July 14, 2022

Needed elements include executive summary, overview, Level of Need Narrative, government and community involvement section, and binding commitment to prioritize at least one of the program's objectives.

Tera Whipple

Deadline for each of 3 NTIA broadband grant programs highlighted in webinar Thumbnail Image

Deadline for each of 3 NTIA broadband grant programs highlighted in webinar

May 24, 2022

Further details about Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, Digital Equity Fund, and Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure underscored.

Tera Whipple

How the NTIA’s challenge process works in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Thumbnail Image

How the NTIA’s challenge process works in the Notice of Funding Opportunity

May 18, 2022

The challenge process allows a broadband service provider can contest an applicant’s initial proposal for broadband service.

Benjamin Kahn

2021: Key Developments in Digital Infrastructure with Ramifications for Next Year Thumbnail Image

2021: Key Developments in Digital Infrastructure with Ramifications for Next Year

December 28, 2021

Five key themes from 2021 that will have repercussions for next year's digital infrastructure plans

Broadband Breakfast

Advice for forming partnerships from the Pew broadband access summit Thumbnail Image

Advice for forming partnerships from the Pew broadband access summit

June 23, 2022

Internet service providers and government agencies seeking to form partnerships for broadband projects should be aware of these suggestions.

Tera Whipple

NTIA officials detail Middle Mile application process Thumbnail Image

NTIA officials detail Middle Mile application process

July 05, 2022

The June 30, 2022, webinar provided step-by-step instructions for entities looking to apply for the Enabling Middle Mile Grant program.

Tera Whipple

Applying for BEAD initial planning funds? Here's what state broadband offices need to do Thumbnail Image

Applying for BEAD initial planning funds? Here's what state broadband offices need to do

July 28, 2022

State broadband offices must submit their BEAD initial planning funds applications by August 15

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FCC unveils system for its Broadband Data Collection Thumbnail Image

FCC unveils system for its Broadband Data Collection

June 29, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission released new instruction for entities to submit mapping data.

Tera Whipple

Colorado is soliciting BEAD local letters of intent, LOI Thumbnail Image

Colorado is soliciting BEAD local letters of intent, LOI

June 15, 2022

Colorado is racing ahead and soliciting input from local stakeholders and communities ahead of the NTIA's July 18 deadline for state submissions of letters of intent to apply for federal broadband funding

Broadband Money

NTIA highlights three core components of Digital Equity Act NOFO in webinar Thumbnail Image

NTIA highlights three core components of Digital Equity Act NOFO in webinar

May 25, 2022

In a webinar, NTIA says that the agency will provide a toolkit for states preparing their digital equity plans.

Tera Whipple

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs issues broadband RFP Thumbnail Image

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs issues broadband RFP

June 10, 2022

New Hampshire's Department of Business and Economic Affairs is looking to connect unserved and underserved communities.

Broadband Money

Outlining the Digital Equity Act planning grant requirements and application Thumbnail Image

Outlining the Digital Equity Act planning grant requirements and application

June 05, 2022

The Digital Equity Act will invest $2.75 billion of federal funds. The webinar on June 2 focused on the first $60 million that states will use to develop a state digital equity plan.

Tera Whipple

5 ways local governments should think about broadband grant programs Thumbnail Image

5 ways local governments should think about broadband grant programs

April 26, 2022

Local governments have a historic opportunity to transform their communities with new broadband networks. Here's how to do it, from one of the most experienced builders in the country.

Zoey Howell-Brown

Pursuing broadband grant applications by addressing state broadband concerns Thumbnail Image

Pursuing broadband grant applications by addressing state broadband concerns

June 14, 2022

Experts at Fiber Connect 2022 spoke at a session on "Making a Compelling State Grant Application."

Tera Whipple

Ohio submits its application for a Digital Equity Planning grant  Thumbnail Image

Ohio submits its application for a Digital Equity Planning grant

July 05, 2022

In its planning grant application to the NTIA, Ohio says it is determined to resolve its “widespread” connectivity issues.

Tera Whipple

Broadband NOFO Seeks to Balance Requirements with Flexibility, Says NTIA Chief Thumbnail Image

Broadband NOFO Seeks to Balance Requirements with Flexibility, Says NTIA Chief

May 24, 2022

NTIA's Alan Davidson says NOFO requires that grant recipients offer both low-cost service options and middle-class affordability plans.

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Indiana: IBO and OCRA Working To Connect All Hoosiers Thumbnail Image

Indiana: IBO and OCRA Working To Connect All Hoosiers

April 05, 2022

The Indiana Broadband Office’s vision statement is to be “the one-stop shop for all things broadband," and to get all Hoosiers get connected to the Next Level.

Broadband Money

NTIA Webinar on Middle Mile Grants Highlights Broadband Affordability Thumbnail Image

NTIA Webinar on Middle Mile Grants Highlights Broadband Affordability

May 19, 2022

NTIA officials highlighted the importance of demonstrating how an individual project will align with the program’s goal to bring affordable, high-speed internet to all Americans.

Tera Whipple

Applying for IIJA Grants? Here's a Timeline of Key Milestones and Grant Application Deadlines Thumbnail Image

Applying for IIJA Grants? Here's a Timeline of Key Milestones and Grant Application Deadlines

April 24, 2022

Here's when to expect the NTIA's upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement

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Local coordination could be a strong theme in NTIA's BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Local coordination could be a strong theme in NTIA's BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

The Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act's BEAD notice of funding opportunity is likely to focus on states' efforts to solicit local communities' input.

Broadband Money

3 things state broadband offices need to do to prepare for NTIA's BEAD grant program Thumbnail Image

3 things state broadband offices need to do to prepare for NTIA's BEAD grant program

May 18, 2022

Capacity, data and outreach are key to landing federal BEAD grants.

Tera Whipple

Digital equity planning notice of funding sets out formulas for grant allocation Thumbnail Image

Digital equity planning notice of funding sets out formulas for grant allocation

June 06, 2022

How how funds would be divided among states was previously unclear.

T.J. York

Alabama publishes letters of intent for grant applications  Thumbnail Image

Alabama publishes letters of intent for grant applications

May 02, 2022

25 ISPs have notified ADECA of their intention to apply for grant funding

Broadband Money

Weighing in on the NTIA’s BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Weighing in on the NTIA’s BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

Here's what some key players told the Biden administration to do with the $42.5 billion in broadband funding

Broadband Money

2021: Key Developments for Broadband’s Impact in the U.S. Thumbnail Image

2021: Key Developments for Broadband’s Impact in the U.S.

December 29, 2021

High-speed internet access has never seemed more essential than in the days of another year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about broadband's impact in enabling benefits through expanded internet access.

Broadband Breakfast

Alaska Commerce Department partners with non-profit foundation to administer state’s Digital Equity Planning Grant Thumbnail Image

Alaska Commerce Department partners with non-profit foundation to administer state’s Digital Equity Planning Grant

July 21, 2022

The Rasmuson Foundation's involvement will allow 100 percent of the state’s planning grant to go towards public outreach and stakeholder activities.

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Here are the nine steps to landing a grant from the NTIA's BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Here are the nine steps to landing a grant from the NTIA's BEAD NOFO

May 13, 2022

Here are the nine steps that states and territories must take to land federal funding to bring broadband to everyone.

Broadband Money

NTIA Should Prioritize Unserved School Districts when Deploying Broadband, Educators say Thumbnail Image

NTIA Should Prioritize Unserved School Districts when Deploying Broadband, Educators say

April 05, 2022

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration should prioritize school districts when setting up the Investment, Infrasructure, and Jobs Act's BEAD grant funding program.

Theadora Soter

Major RDOF winner LTD withdraws from California awards Thumbnail Image

Major RDOF winner LTD withdraws from California awards

June 28, 2022

One of the largest winners in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction has withdrawn from California projects, casting doubt on unserved areas in the state.

Tera Whipple

Wireless infrastructure part of fiber-fed future, says NTIA official at rural summit Thumbnail Image

Wireless infrastructure part of fiber-fed future, says NTIA official at rural summit

July 05, 2022

The industry as a whole, including wireless and fiber providers, will benefit from the Commerce Department's broadband deployment under the bipartisan infrastructure law.

Drew Clark

Focus on subgrantee process in latest NTIA BEAD webinar Thumbnail Image

Focus on subgrantee process in latest NTIA BEAD webinar

June 02, 2022

For the BEAD program, eligible entities include states and territories who receive funds. In turn, they are responsible to distribute them to subgrantees to carry out eligible activities.

Tera Whipple

Four themes to watch for in NTIA’s BEAD NOFO Thumbnail Image

Four themes to watch for in NTIA’s BEAD NOFO

May 12, 2022

Four key themes you should look for in NTIA’s $42.5 Billion BEAD NOFO.

Broadband Money

Guides to Broadband Funding Thumbnail Image

Guides to Broadband Funding

March 03, 2022

As the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act timeline becomes more real, more resources will help applicants get better educated.

Drew Clark

Strong emphasis on local coordination in Notice of Funding Opportunity  Thumbnail Image

Strong emphasis on local coordination in Notice of Funding Opportunity

May 17, 2022

The National Telecommunication and Information Administration placed significant emphasis on ensuring that eligible entities engage in local coordination as part of their Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program notice of funding opportunity that was released on Friday.

Benjamin Kahn

NTIA officials review Middle Mile Grant program process in webinar Thumbnail Image

NTIA officials review Middle Mile Grant program process in webinar

May 27, 2022

Although only $1 billion is available through middle mile grants, the program is on a fast timeline: Applications are due on September 30, 2022.

Tera Whipple