NTIA Doles Out Another $63 Million In Broadband Grants


The National Telecommunications & Information Administration just announced another $63 million in grants for broaband adoption, part of the $7 billion-plus being handed out by Commerce and the USDA as part of the broadband portion of the stimulus program.

The newest grants go to Massachusetts, Michigan, and North Carolina and come a day after NTIA released new bidding rules it hopes will make it easier for the second, and final, round of bidding starting next month.

Funding is being allocated to a mix of infrastructure and adoption programs, including a Michigan State University computer center and a University of Massachussets adoption education program.

NTIA has given out about $200 million so far.