NTIA manages two broadband grant programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) (formerly called the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program). Through these programs, NTIA is overseeing an investment of approximately $4 billion in projects throughout the United States to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers, encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service, and promote statewide broadband planning and data collection activities. The State Broadband Initiative is also responsible for creation and maintenance of the National Broadband Map.
See also: BTOP, SBI
|Federal Register Notice 08/04/2014|
New Case Studies Show Schools, Libraries and Health Care Providers Play Key Role in Broadband Expansion and Adoption
Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Simpson at the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition 2014 Annual Conference