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Commonly Used Broadband Terms

Federal Agencies and Divisions

  • USDA – United States department of Agriculture
    • RUS – Rural Utilities Service
  • DOC – Department of Commerce
    • NTIA - National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • FCC – Federal Communications Commission

Federal Broadband Programs and Grants

  • BIP - Broadband Initiatives Program; a program of the United States department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
    • Broadband Infrastructure projects
      • Last Mile Remote
      • Last Mile Non-remote
      • Middle Mile
  • BTOP - Broadband Technology Opportunities Program; a program of the United States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    • CCI - Comprehensive Community Infrastructure Project - a BTOP application category used in Round 2 in place of "infrastructure project"
    • Broadband Infrastructure projects
      • Last Mile
      • Middle Mile
    • Public Computer Center (PCC) projects
    • Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects
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