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Broadband Stimulus Funding Resources

Toolkits

  • FCC's Recipient Toolkit provides information and suggestions for stakeholder outreach and sustainability
  • Public Library Toolbox, from the U.S. Impact Study by Samantha Becker of the Information School at the University of Washington, includes sample letters to the editor, templates for op-eds, and talking points.
  • Libraries in the Network Economy Adobe Reader - Click to Download slideshow presented by Monica Babine at the Broadband Launch provides statistics and tips to enable libraries to be economic development partners.
  • Broadband Toolkit from the Blandin Foundation provides some answers to the question, "What would we do with all that bandwidth or capacity?"

State Resources

  • Broadband Report_FINAL 071709  Adobe Reader - Click to Download
    "Enhancing Broadband in Washington: Effective Means to Improve Connectivity and Awareness", Report of the Governor’s Broadband Advisory Council, July 17, 2009. The recommendations in the report surround broadband mapping, public-private partnering, Anchor Institutions, multi-purpose grant proposals, and broadband access and adoption programs. The recommendations are intended to provide the Governor a framework for advising federal officials of the priorities of the State.
  • Washington State Broadband Office
    “The Washington State Broadband Office was created in November of 2009 through a five-year grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The office is charged with coordination, programming, and outreach on broadband issues in the state. The total federal funding for the program is $7.3 million administrated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).” 

Federal Resources

  • Broadband USA: Connecting America's Communities is a portal to information and documents relating to broadband stimulus funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It covers both the NTIA/BTOP and RUS/BIP programs.
  • FCC: National Broadband Plan
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a portal for the "National Broadband Plan: Connecting America" that includes the Plan, interactive maps of broadband availability, progress reports, and the "Official Blog of the National Broadband Plan," Blogband.
  • USDA: About the Recovery Act Broadband Initiative Program (BIP)
    BIP funding for loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations will assist with addressing the challenge of rapidly expanding the access and quality of broadband services across rural America and to meet the objectives of the Recovery Act.

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