Thursday, February 26, 2009

Public Meetings Planned for Broadband Initiatives Under Obama Stimulus Bill

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold a public meeting on March 10, 2009 to discuss the Broadband Initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington, D.C.

The Broadband Initiatives funded in the Act are intended to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved, underserved, and rural areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits.

The public meeting agenda and information about the new program will be available at NTIA's website.