Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'We Need Broadband' Campaign Launched for Rural America

Colorado-based RidgeviewTel has launched a website that enables residents and businesses in communities under-served by broadband Internet access to register their location and desire for federal assistance under the Obama broadband stimulus plan.

Only a name and address is required to map a potential subscriber's location. Ridgeview said the more locations mapped in a community, the more attractive it becomes for the $7.2 billion in grant dollars for broadband in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It is expected that large telecommunications companies will vie for those dollars, and communities that have already been mapped for service will be more attractive to them also.

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