The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (a/k/a ARRA or Stimulus) appropriated $7.2B for the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband access and adoption.
Copper Valley Telecom, a regional telecoms operator serving customers within a 15,000 square mile region of south-central Alaska, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the mobile giant’s ‘Long Term Evolution (LTE)
In a letter to RUS Administrator Johnathon Adelstein, it is noted that the proposed evaluation criteria under BIP for the proportion of rural residents served in unserved areas is at odds with the language Congress used to for BTOP. Read More »
Letter to Secretary Locke On Avoiding Unnecessary Delays in Deploying BTOP-Funded Broadband Facilities
RTG, CTIA, ITTA, PCIA, RCA and WCAI wrote Secretary Locke of the Commerce Department to express their concern that the substantial public interest benefits promised by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) could be undermined if the National Telecommunications and… Read More »