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ApplicantAstor Services for Children & Families
Rhinebeck, NY
Application ID6
ContactMelinda Weisberg
845-871-6077
mweisberg@astorservices.org
Project titleAstor Services for Children & Families Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 263,856
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBroadband infrastructure expansion project to enhance quality, reliability and accuracy in reporting and record-keeping of children's mental health service and financial records in a multi-county area. We are preparing our system for the implementation of Electronic Health Records as well as addressing critical connectivity issues that threaten billing and medicaid compliance.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantAccessPlus Communications, Inc.
Byfield, MA
Application ID7
ContactDouglas Norton
978-499-9164
dnorton@accesspluscom.com
Project titleWestern Massachusetts
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 712,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAccessPlus Communications proposes to leverage its existing backhaul infrastructure in Western Massachusetts to expand its wireless Internet service. AccessPlus currently provides Internet service to two previously un-served towns. This service would be expanded to reach more residents and additional unserved towns would be served.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantJB-Nets, LLC
Bidwell, OH
Application ID10
ContactStephen Kline
740-446-2975
customerservice@jbnets.net
Project titleJB-Nets Last Mile Broadband Service Expansion for Gallia County, Ohio
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 239,963
Loan request$ 559,517
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionJB-Nets proposes to expand its wireless broadband service now existing in Gallia County Ohio to all remaining eligible contiguous census blocks in Gallia County, Ohio as defined in the ARRA BIP rules.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantSouthern Aroostook Cooperative Board of Education
Houlton, ME
Application ID12
ContactMike Howard
207-532-9541
mhoward@satc.houlton.k12.me.us
Project titleRegion Two School of Applied Technology BTOP PCC Grant
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,514,198
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOn behalf of its partners, Region Two School of Applied Technology is requesting funds to expand computing facilities at 17 sites throughout the state of Maine. The goal of this project is to enhance educational services for adult community members at regional vocational and technical schools by expanding access to broadband.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantFarm Resource Center
Mound City, IL
Application ID16
ContactTina Wilkins
217-220-1056
twilkins200@comcast.net
Project titleIllinois Community Broadband Initative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 995,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Illinois Community Broadband Initiative (ICBI) proposes to bridge the digital divide between Illinois communities with limited access to mainstream opportunities and services. The ICBI network of community based organizations will provide Illinois' rural and low-income consumers an opportunity to gain awareness of broadband, access public computer centers, and receive the basic training.
 
ApplicantLogiclink Inc.
IRVINE, CA
Application ID20
ContactKim Kao
949-753-1190
kkao@logiclink.com
Project titleEconomically Sustainable Business Anywhere® Center for Broadband Adoption and Household Subscription
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 41,519,307
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description1,731 self-serve centers providing free broadband access shall be implemented at public safety agencies, community anchor organizations and small businesses in all unserved and underserved rural counties. A membership program offering broadband based services such as training, health care, community development and business opportunities shall stimulate adoption and sustain household subscription.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Application ID21
ContactSuzanne Alstadt
501-686-5502
reott@uams.edu
Project titleArkansas Telehealth Oversight & Management Network (ATOM)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 50,480,977
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Arkansas Telehealth Oversight & Management Network will improve access to and quality of broadband in healthcare, research, and education delivery at 402 community anchor institutions, comprising every acute care hospital, health department clinic, and center on aging and most community health centers, mental health clinics, universities, public libraries, and home health efforts in Arkansas.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantComputer Network Service Professionals, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
Application ID22
ContactALBERT CATANACH
505-913-1566
albert@cnsp.com
Project titleCNSP Broadband Wireless Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNM
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,670,075
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionComputer Networks Service Professionals, Inc. (CNSP), proposes to deploy a shovel-ready, sustainable, licensed microwave Middle Mile to WiMAX wireless broadband Last Mile network to provide broadband services in a service area comprised of 6 counties, 5 Indian Reservations, and 7 pueblos (tribal lands) in north central New Mexico covering Congressional Districts 1,2,3.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantKansas Board of Regents, Kan-ed
Topeka, KS
Application ID23
ContactRandy Stout
785-296-7033
rstout@ksbor.org
Project titleKan-ed: Scaling Up Video Teleconferencing Services to Enhance Public Access in Kansas Libraries
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,924,893
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKan-ed will scale up high definition videoconferencing facilities in 90 public libraries in Kansas. Federal funding is requested to procure, install, and use HD videoconferencing equipment within the LAN at each premise. When complete, all 105 counties in Kansas will benefit from expanded access to economic development resources, distance education programs, telehealth and e-government services.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA
Application ID24
ContactLarry Owens
408-615-6644
lowens@santaclaraca.gov
Project titleSanta Clara Public Safety Broadband Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,631,305
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Santa Clara Public Safety Broadband Network project will deploy wireless broadband infrastructure across 100 percent of the city. The project supports BTOP statutory purposes, provides reliable, secure, highly available broadband communications services to police, fire, and first responders, and enables critical public safety applications for improved services.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantZito Media Communications II, LLC
Coudersport, PA
Application ID25
ContactColin Higgin
814-260-9588
colin.higgin@zitomedia.com
Project titleSoutheastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia Fiber Ring Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH, WV
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,560,682
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project is the building of a 710 mile fiber optic ring with 10 gigabits of bandwidth capacity through various rural towns and cities of Southeastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia with local fiber optic networks in the communities providing a range of high bandwidth services to businesses, households, public safety agencies and other critical community organizations and institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantExecutive Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Office of Administration)
Harrisburg, PA
Application ID28
ContactLuc Miron
717-705-5462
lmiron@state.pa.us
Project titleCommonwealth of Pennsylvania Broadband Middle Mile Project: Enhancing Connectivity in Northern PA
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 28,784,015
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 28,784,014
DescriptionThe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Middle Mile Broadband Plan leverages the physical infrastructure of our existing MPLS 50Mbps Public Safety microwave network. This plan adds a parallel 150Mbps Ethernet backbone, bridging service providers' fiber Edge networks as gateways for last mile broadband providers serving rural, remote, unserved and underserved areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBroward County Board of County Commissioners
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Application ID31
ContactRobert Cannon
954-357-7559
rcannon@browardlibrary.org
Project titleWired for Success
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 767,146
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Broward County Library Wired for Success program will provide increased access to broadband technology by increasing the number of public computers, expanding the number of computer literacy classes and enhancing E-Government assistance available in Broward's vulnerable communities. Increased access will provide vital opportunities to develop computer skills critical to economic success.
 
ApplicantEastern Nebraska Telephone Company (ABHC)
Blair, NE
Application ID32
ContactMolly Dahlgren
402-426-6297
mdahlgren@americanbb.com
Project titleEastern NE Fiber Exchange Network Upgrades
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 9,805,564
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Eastern NE Fiber-to-the-Premise Exchange Network Upgrades project will replace and upgrade the legacy copper networks serving the Meadow Grove, Walthill, Macy, Rosalie and Winnebago exchanges. The upgraded exchange networks will utilize a GPON (gigabit passive optic network) design with the capability to deliver broadband applications at throughput rates that significantly exceed 20 Mbps.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOklahoma Western Telephone Company
Clayton, OK
Application ID33
ContactBryan Morris
918-569-4111
morrisbryan33@msn.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Unserved Areas in Rural Oklahoma
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,735,046
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOklahoma Western Telephone Company, an incumbent local exchange carrier in rural Southeastern Oklahoma, proposes to upgrade its existing network in order to provide affordable broadband service to customers in its entire service territory.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantRural Telephone Service Co., Inc.
Lenora, KS
Application ID35
ContactLarry Sevier
785-567-4281
lsevier@ruraltel.com
Project titleRural Opportunities Delivered
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 49,588,807
Loan request$ 51,612,842
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThe Rural Opportunities Delivered project will create an estimated 402 jobs in western Kansas - which is 99.5 percent unserved/underserved - and provide infrastructure required for economic stability, education and healthcare. Rural Telephone Service Co, Inc., a cooperative ILEC and RUS partner on 32 successful projects, leads a team of seven companies for this shovel-ready project.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantWhitespace, LLC dba Wavelinx
Oklahoma City, OK
Application ID39
ContactDick Segress
405-640-1166
dick@wavelinx.net
Project titleWavelinx
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,580,470
Loan request$ 7,162,015
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOver the next 24 months Wavelinx will bring affordable broadband Internet service to over 850,000 Oklahomans in around 220 underserved rural communities. This system will provide 3Mbps down and 1 Mbps up to all subscribers, with higher speeds available based on the subscribers individual needs. Wavelinx broadband will be available to over 380,000 households and 39,000 businesses.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNational Urban Technology Center, Inc.
New York, NY
Application ID41
ContactRoxanne Febles
212-528-7350
rfebles@urbantech.org
Project titleDIGITAL CAMPUS: Advancing Broadband Adoption in Minority Communities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,323,040
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionUrban Tech will target 6 million potential broadband subscribers in 2 years in low-income minority communities with a 4-point plan building on its successful collaboration with the CCDO Weed & Seed Program. The plan includes an aggressive outreach campaign using mobile computer labs, targeted advertising, innovative multimedia educational content, and a broadband portal, the Digital Campus.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTower Cloud, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
Application ID42
ContactPatricia Morrison
727-471-5639
pmorrison@towercloud.com
Project titleTower Cloud Mobile Broadband Backhaul Network - Alabama
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 21,972,587
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMiddle mile network to provide wireless carriers the high capacity backhaul required to enable 3G and 4G mobile broadband services. New fiber optic routes will be constructed to cell towers and pass community anchor institutions and other potential users in markets that include underserved areas. Microwave radios will also be used to extend services beyond the reach of the fiber based network.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCinergy MetroNet, Inc.
Evansville, IN
Application ID43
ContactJohn Campbell
913-754-3330
campbell@cinergycom.com
Project titleBroadband to the Heartland II - BIP
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 21,186,000
Loan request$ 43,014,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready economic development and broadband infrastructure project brings fiber optic service to over 47,000 homes, 7,000 businesses and 200 anchor institutions in 9 underserved Indiana rural communities. It will create an expected 270 plus new jobs. Cinergy MetroNet's years of experience deploying similar networks all but assures project success with funding of $64,200,000.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Carrollton Housing Authority
Carrollton, GA
Application ID50
ContactLoretta North
770-834-2046
loretta@carrolltonhousingauthority.com
Project titleInternet Connection and Opportunity Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 750,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Internet Connection and Opportunity Network (ICON) Program of the Carrollton Housing Authority will provide improved broadband access to public housing residents and other low income families through four public computer centers. The program will also provide education and employment services, as well as, provide a school to home network system for public housing residents.
 
ApplicantNorthwest Communications Cooperative, A Cooperative Association
Ray, ND
Application ID51
ContactDwight Schmitt
701-568-3331
dwights@nccray.com
Project titleNorthwest Communications Cooperative's Rural Fiber-to-the-Home Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,949,999
Loan request$ 4,050,001
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNorthwest Communications Cooperative is proposing to construct fiber-to-the-home facilities to end-user premises in the rural areas of six of our sixteen exchanges, consisting of two proposed funded service areas.
 
ApplicantC & W Communications Inc.
Hot Spring, AR
Application ID52
ContactSteve Gill
501-609-0900
oem47c@aol.com
Project titleSouthwest Arkansas Rural Infrastructure for Wireless Enhancement
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 999,830
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring a multi-tiered wireless service into the remote and under served areas of Arkansas. We propose that, by the use of development, we will upgrade and provide services to the end user in a cost effective manner. Services will increase local productivity, advance small business works, ease government affairs and provide educational opportunities currently not seen.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantLitestream Holdings LLC
West Palm Beach, FL
Application ID54
ContactWilliam Taylor
561-659-5400
wtaylor@litestream.net
Project titleLitestream Western St. Lucie Rural Expansion
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,053,427
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLitestream Holdings, LLC proposes to extend its existing fiber trunk to serve over 940 unserved locations in a rural portion of unincorporated St. Lucie County, Florida. The project will deliver High-Speed Internet, Digital Voice, and Digital/High-Definition Video services to these unserved locations. Since this project serves unserved rural low-density areas, 100 percent grant funding will be required.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
Applicantchebeague.net, Inc.
Chebeague Island, ME
Application ID55
ContactDavid Hill
207-846-4126
drhill@chebeague.net
Project titleChebeague Island Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 73,470
Loan request$ 75,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project will extend broadband Internet services to unserved portions of Chebeague Island, Maine and will improve bandwidth availability for the entire underserved Island. In addition, the project will position the system for possible future microwave acquisition of bandwidth and may be used to extend needed cellular telephone service to the Island which, in large part, is unserved.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOne Economy Corporation
Washington, DC
Application ID56
ContactRey Ramsey
202-393-0051
rramsey@one-economy.com
Project title21st Century Information and Support Ecosystem: Make It Easy Where You Are
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 45,527,735
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 28,519,482
DescriptionOne Economy, the Broadband Opportunity Coalition and a diverse team of partners propose to increase adoption rates among the unserved and underserved through a comprehensive and integrated program that includes digital literacy, online content, affordable connectivity and public education that will overcome barriers to adoption and will maximize the opportunities inherent in the technology itself.
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantKeyOn Communications, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
Application ID57
ContactJason Lazar
310-403-6307
jason.lazar@keyon.com
Project titleKeyOn WiMAX Nebraska
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,404,465
Loan request$ 8,423,452
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKeyOn will deliver 4G, last-mile wireless broadband and digital phone service to over 225,970 people in 117 of the most rural communities in Nebraska. Using the 3.65GHz band and the standards-based WiMAX protocol, our network will offer Internet and digital phone service to homes and businesses at speeds of up to 8Mbps download/1.5Mbps upload.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantWest Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Mayfield, KY
Application ID58
ContactMartin Clift, Jr.
270-674-1000
mclift@wk.net
Project titleWest Kentucky and West Tennessee Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKY, TN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,449,982
Loan request$ 85,349,948
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project would construct fiber optic communication lines to the home (FTTH) throughout all of the current operating territories of West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc (WKRT). That territory encompasses specified areas in eleven counties, in West Kentucky and West Tennessee. Such construction would materially improve the economic foundation for that region for the foreseeable future.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Application ID59
ContactEllen Fisher
386-424-3003
efisher@ucnsb.org
Project titleUCNSB Municipal Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,438,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBy installing fiber optic cabling for middle mile voice and data communications, we can centralize security and management, improve service to customers and lower costs. We can interconnect and unify information availability for 154 municipal buildings. The last mile element of the project can provide broadband internet to the rural Samsula and South Beach areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantGeneseo Communications, Inc.
Geneseo, IL
Application ID67
ContactScott Rubins
309-944-8000
grants@geneseo.net
Project titleRural Illinois Community Connect
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 31,400,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionGeneseo Communications, Inc. is proposing a rural development project that will provide last mile broadband service to customers in 31,701 census blocks in northwestern Illinois.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMCNC
Research Triangle Park, NC
Application ID69
ContactPatricia Moody
919-248-1820
pmoody@mcnc.org
Project titleBuilding a Sustainable Middle-Mile Network for Underserved Rural NC
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 28,225,520
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 28,225,520
DescriptionMCNC will build a sustainable middle-mile broadband network connecting urban central NC with underserved rural southeastern and western NC. The project addresses statutory goals by improving affordability and access for education, health care, community institutions, and last-mile providers. Led by a proven team, the project is shovel ready and is supported by an $11.76M cash and in-kind match.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantZayo Bandwidth, LLC
Louisville, CO
Application ID71
ContactChris Morley
508-922-1323
cmorley@zayo.com
Project titleIndiana Middle Mile fiber for Schools, Communities and Anchor Institutions
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 25,140,315
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 25,140,315
DescriptionZayo Bandwidth, LLC in partnership with I-Light seeks funding from ARRA to complete the "shovel ready" build out of the I-Light optical network to connect 21 Ivy Tech Community College campuses in the state of Indiana. In addition, Zayo will make broadband services available to all the intermediate communities, businesses and anchor institutions between the Ivy Tech Community Colleges.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantSouth Dakota Network, LLC
Sioux Falls, SD
Application ID73
ContactMark Shlanta
605-334-7185
marlenebennett@martin-group.com
Project titleProject Connect South Dakota- Delivering 10 Megabit Connectivity for Community Anchor Institutions.
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaSD
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,572,242
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 20,572,242
DescriptionProject Connect South Dakota built by South Dakota Network will upgrade its middle mile network to enable delivery of 10 Megabit service to all end users. The statewide network will connect underserved communities. Over 500 community anchor institutions, public safety agencies and government units will benefit directly. The upgraded network will assist communities with economic development.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantCambridge Housing Authority
Cambridge, MA
Application ID75
ContactSteven Swanger
617-520-6246
sswanger@cambridge-housing.org
Project titleCHA Community Computer Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 698,924
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 698,924
DescriptionThree Community Computer Centers, located strategically across the city in the largest family public housing developments, serve as the nexus for a range of educational and vocational programs for adults, teens and children. The common denominator is that each emphasizes broadband utilization, the development of techology, literacy and vocational skills as key to economic advancement.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantBay Springs Telephone Company, Inc.
Bay Springs, MS
Application ID77
ContactJames Garner
601-354-9070
JGarner@TEC.com
Project titleBay Springs Broadband Initiatives Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,135,693
Loan request$ 4,304,496
StatusAwarded
DescriptionBay Springs Telephone Company, Inc. proposes to utilize ARRA funding through the RUS BIP to improve the economic and educational opportunities for residents within the Mississippi counties of Jasper, Jones, Scott, Smith and Rankin. The project will make high-speed broadband data available to a large number of un-served and underserved households within its 100 percent rural service territory.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Elberton, Ga.
Elberton, GA
Application ID79
ContactLanier Dunn
706-213-3100
ldunn@cityofelberton.net
Project titleBroadband Service to Bowman, Ga.
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 117,000
Loan request$ 245,250
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe City of Elberton, Ga., proposes to construct fiber optic connectivity to the City of Bowman, Ga., approximately 11 miles to the northeast. Bowman would then be connected to the network operated by Elberton that serves most community anchor institutions in Elbert Co., Ga., including the public schools, library, county government complex, Sheriff's office, and the E-911 center.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNavtech Broadband,LLC
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Application ID84
ContactSnehal Desai
561-351-9279
snehal@navtechbroadband.com
Project titleNavtech SC Florida
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 10,625,981
Loan request$ 21,660,656
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionEffective use of knowledge is power and with accessibility to the knowledge via broadband,each American is capable to compete in the global economy.Unserved and underserved communities are essential part of America and by bringing the broadband related applications to them we are helping our nation by creating much needed jobs that rebuilds vibrant economy achieving essential goal of ARRA
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantColumbia County Georgia IT
Evans, GA
Application ID87
ContactLewis Foster
706-312-7325
lfoster@columbiacountyga.gov
Project titleColumbia County Community Broadband Network (CCCBN)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 13,483,004
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 13,483,004
DescriptionThe CCCBN will provide state-of-the-art communication services while enhancing broadband communication options to the current and future citizens of Columbia County. The Network will provide infrastructure for affordable bandwidth and services, and will integrate public safety, public health, education and other government use, to provide an essential next step in government services.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantRADGOV, INC
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Application ID91
ContactDeepa Koduru
954-938-2004
ereid@radgov.com
Project titleRADgov Computer Learning Centers (RADgov-CLC)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 938,187,772
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionRADgov Computer Learning Centers (RADgov-CLC) will be established to offer access to computers and Internet at all our proposed locations for the unserved/underserved communities. RADgov-CLC will provide e-learning, telemedicine, distance education/vocational programs,electronic library, web seminars, video conferences, workshops, job oriented training, job placements, help reduce unemployment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantBristol Bay Native Association
Dillingham, AK
Application ID92
ContactRalph Andersen
907-842-5257
randersen@bbna.com
Project titleBristol Bay Native Broadband Network (BBNBN)
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 17,909,456
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project will provide all customers - business, residential, governmental, non-profit, schools, health care providers, etc. affordable broadband and Internet access in the remote, unserved Bristol Bay region stretching from Dillingham to Kenai. The project will provide direct broadband capacity into 15 communities and tribal villages.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUnited Utilities, Inc.
Anchorage, AK
Application ID93
ContactGreg Chapados
907-868-5489
gchapados@gci.com
Project titleTERRA-SW: Terrestrial Broadband In Southwestern Alaska
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 43,982,240
Loan request$ 44,158,522
StatusAwarded
DescriptionUnited Utilities, Inc. (UUI) will provide middle mile connectivity to 65 communities in southwestern Alaska. These communities span the Bristol Bay and Yukon Kuskokwim regions, an area the approximate size of North Dakota. Connectivity is over a combination of undersea fiber, terrestrial fiber, and microwave links. UUI will leverage its DeltaNet network to reduce the total cost of deployment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDurham County
Durham, NC
Application ID97
ContactAnastasia Bush
919-560-0910
abush@durhamcountync.gov
Project titleDurham County Library's Public Computer Centers - Access your world at high speed
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 179,533
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDurham County Library will provide 8 full-service public computer centers within 5 miles of nearly every Durham County resident. With increased bandwidth, 244 public computers available without charge, on-demand job search assistance and job skills training, the library will be a leader in providing technology services to the Durham community, especially to vulnerable and low-income populations.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantState of New Jersey
Trenton, NJ
Application ID103
ContactAdel Ebeid
609-984-4082
adel.ebeid@oit.state.nj.us
Project titleThe State of New Jersey Broadband Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNJ
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 112,369,711
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project proposes to acquire and construct a multi-use high speed IP backbone to provide presence and interconnection in New Jersey's 21 counties. Cost effective broadband will be provided to community anchor institutions and government agencies. The backbone provides internet connection points to commercial Last Mile ISPs at the shared cost-basis of other Government and Community agencies.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDeltaCom, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
Application ID109
ContactJerry Watts
256-382-3942
Jerry.watts@deltacom.com
Project titleEast Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 9,385,426
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 9,385,452
DescriptionUtilizing next generation optical transport technology, Deltacom will create new service points into their East Tennessee high-speed transport network for Last Mile Providers deploying networks to underserved areas. The services points along the transport route will be extended into the local central offices to facilitate services to Last Mile Providers as well as Public Anchor Institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantCalifornia Emerging Technology Fund
San Francisco, CA
Application ID113
ContactSusan Walters
415-744-2385
susan.walters@cetfund.org
Project titleDigital Literacy for All: A California Emerging Technology Fund Public Computer Centers Proposal
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,723,506
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigital Literacy for All is a statewide initiative involving 13 non-profits serving low-income and vulnerable populations who will: (1) Learn applications requiring broadband technology (27,102 youth/adults gain digital literacy skills); (2) Increase adoption of broadband (4,825 households subscribe to broadband services); and (3) Enter career paths (581 residents placed into full-time jobs).
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantFree Library of Philadelphia Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
Application ID114
ContactLaura Bardwell
215-567-7710
bardwelll@freelibrary.org
Project titleDigital Philadelphia: Neighborhood Internet Access Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 14,985,577
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLeveraging the resources of the country's 10th largest public library system and 3 key partners, who each work with community organizations that combined reach more than one million people, the Neighborhood Internet Access Project will result in 36,850 new broadband users (28,150 public computers, 8,400 households, and 300 small businesses) and a new city-wide portal with highly relevant content.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDepartment of State
Tallahassee, FL
Application ID116
ContactMark Flynn
850-245-6626
mflynn@dos.state.fl.us
Project titleFlorida's Broadband Enabled Public Library Services
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 13,537,218
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project seeks to increase the capacity of Florida public libraries to provide access to electronic government (e-government) services and to heighten the ability of public libraries to participate in emergency management activities. The program will provide a significant investment in broadband connectivity, information technology infrastructure and training.
 
ApplicantPublic Broadcasting Service
Arlington, VA
Application ID117
ContactLori Brittain
703-739-5067
lmbrittain@pbs.org
Project titlePBS Broadband Communities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, NV, OH, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,744,607
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPBS and 8 stations in a local/national partnership will combine national content and existing outreach programs to stimulate demand for educational broadband content. This project will combine proven outreach services by local stations to their most vulnerable populations with innovative, broadband-centric technologies developed by PBS.
 
ApplicantOpen Range Communications Inc.
Greenwood Village, CO
Application ID118
ContactCurt Hockemeier
303-381-3323
curt@openrange.us
Project titleOpen Range Communications Inc. Extension Markets BIP Loan Proposal
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAL, AR, CA, CO, IL, IN, NY, OH, PA, WI
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 86,968,833
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOpen Range will extend affordable wireless broadband to 2M Americans in un-served and underserved areas and carry out President Obama's broadband goals. Contracts are in place for Open Range's current build so construction can begin immediately; the plan is sustainable, adoption achievable. WiMAX and an experienced telecom team, familiar to the RUS, will deliver on the President's promises.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDirect Communications Rockland Inc.
Rockland, ID
Application ID120
ContactJeremy Smith
208-548-2345
jeremy@directcom.com
Project titleSterling/Springfield/Pingree area Broadband Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,239,868
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe intent for request of the grant is to extend fiber optics into areas that do not have fiber optics and to offer last mile services to the Sterling, Springfield and Pingree areas of Idaho.
 
ApplicantSiskiyou County Economic Development
Yreka, CA
Application ID121
ContactMonique Dixon
530-842-1638
monique@siskiyoucounty.org
Project titleSiskiyou Broadband Middle Mile
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 11,889,774
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project will deliver middle mile Broadband service using licensed Microwave radios that will be installed on existing state owned communication towers. The service will be delivered to last mile providers, such as, emergency services, local government, schools and local ISP's. This cost effective method will allow for affordable and wide spread access to the end user and consumer.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOhio Legal Assistance Foundation
Columbus, OH
Application ID122
ContactCynthia Vaughn
614-728-6930
cvaughn@olaf.org
Project titleOhio Broadband Access Initiative for Civil Legal Services Attorneys
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 925,545
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Ohio Broadband Access Initiative for Civil Legal Services Attorneys Project will purchase wireless, broadband-enabled laptops for use by attorneys working with vulnerable low-income Ohioans in rural areas on a variety of legal matters including foreclosure, eviction, education, child custody, and child support matters in the office, in the field, in the community, and at the courts.
 
ApplicantGeorgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
Application ID124
ContactSerelia Woods
404-385-0866
serelia.woods@osp.gatech.edu
Project titleTechSmart Sustainable Broadband for Rural Georgia
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,839,224
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe program will bring Georgia Tech's TechSmart program to rural communities of persistent poverty in Georgia, building broadband awareness and understanding. Local leadership is developed in all community sectors to implement initiatives that improve broadband adoption and utilization, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations.
 
ApplicantCase Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Application ID125
ContactDerek Humphrey
216-368-4510
resadm@case.edu
Project titleUniversity Circle Innovation Zone: An Integrated Ultra Broadband Public Services Platform - Build
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 26,620,830
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCase Western Reserve University, partnering with over 40 anchor institutions in Cleveland and East Cleveland, will extend gigabit broadband connections and services to 5000 households and enterprises in profoundly economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with limited or no broadband access. The broadband backbone lay the foundation for innovative health, education, safety and energy programs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantKeystone Wirless LLC DBA Immix WIreless
Bonita Springs, FL
Application ID131
ContactRobert Martin
239-335-1325
dbloss@pcmgt.com
Project titleKeystone Wireless Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 19,820,227
Loan request$ 19,820,228
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKeystone Wireless will construct a state of the art 3G Wireless Network to deliver Broadband service to rural parts of Central Pa. The result will deliver affordable Broadband service to over 300,000 households in parts of Centre, Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, Snyder, Clinton, Schuylkill, Berks, Mountour Counties.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantFiberLight
Alpharetta, GA
Application ID133
ContactDouglas Hudson
443-794-8175
doug.hudson@fiberlight.com
Project titleFiberLight South Florida Network Expansion
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,219,731
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFiberLight is seeking to build an open, middle mile network, originating in Miami-Dade County, traversing the entire length of Monroe County, and terminating in Key West, Florida. The network will include access points in Homestead, Belle Glade, Florida City, Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West, as well as other islands throughout the Keys.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCENTRAL VALLEY CABLE TV LLC
GUALALA, CA
Application ID138
ContactThomas Gelardi
559-298-1464
tgcvc@sbcglobal.net
Project titleMENDO-SONOMA BROADBAND EXPANSION
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 695,940
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description1) Expand applicant's existing broadband coverage area to include the City of Point Arena, two Indian Rancherias, and the unincorporated area of Manchester in rural Mendocino County. 2)Ensure future Internet backbone capacity through the installation of a fiber backbone from AT&T's and Level 3's faciliites in Manchester, CA to applicant's NOC in Gualala and its hub on The Sea Ranch.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNew Era Broadband, LLC
Coolville, OH
Application ID140
ContactDavid Hannum
740-416-6653
oujasper@gmail.com
Project titleWireless Broadband Service in Meigs County, Ohio
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,477,463
Loan request$ 1,477,463
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis last-mile infrastructure project will provide fixed point to multi-point wireless broadband service to unserved households, businesses, and critical service facilities in rural Meigs County, Ohio.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDirect Communications Rockland Inc.
Rockland, ID
Application ID141
ContactJeremy Smith
208-548-2345
jeremy@directcom.com
Project titleGeneva, Idaho Broadband Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 843,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe intention of this project is to extend our fiber network toward the rural area of Geneva, Idaho and offer broadband wimax services to this unserved area.
 
ApplicantSchenectady County
Schenectady, NY
Application ID142
ContactRick Cobello
518-388-4204
rick.cobello@schenectadycounty.com
Project titleBroadband Wireless Mesh Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 955,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will build a high speed wireless mesh network for increasing coverage in Schenectady County. The county is under served for wireless connectivity and expansion of the network will allow increased protection and communication for wireless cameras for public safety and a more robust network.
 
ApplicantEducation Networks of America, Inc.
Nashville, TN
Application ID144
ContactLillian Kellogg
615-312-6072
lkellogg@ena.com
Project titleBroadband Access & Equity for Indiana Community Anchor Institutions
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 14,257,172
StatusApplication Withdrawn
DescriptionThis Middle Mile BTOP project will deliver fiber-based 100mbps broadband access to 145 schools and libraries throughout Indiana many of which are underserved and would remain so but for this effort. The project is highly collaborative as it aggregates 39 proposed funded service areas and engages multiple service providers. It directly benefits over 298K users and can indirectly benefit over 558K.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantPersonal Network Computing, Inc. dba Valley Internet
Fairfield, CA
Application ID145
ContactOfer Tenenbaum
707-428-1940
ofer@pnc.net
Project titleNorCal Broadband Access Consortium - Valley Internet for Lake, Glenn, Colusa, Napa, Solano counties
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,136,103
Loan request$ 2,568,883
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNorCal Broadband Access Consortium is committed to connecting unserved areas of Northern California. Within the consortium, Valley Internet plans to bring broadband Internet to rural areas of Lake, Colusa and Glenn counties. The project will also cover unserved areas of Napa and Solano counties. In total, we will bring affordable high-speed Internet to over 8,000 currently unserved homes.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNational Medical Wireless Broadband Alliance, LLC
Newport Beach, CA
Application ID148
ContactSteve Solomon
949-933-1374
steve.solomon@nmwba.org
Project titleCritical Links Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CA, HI, NV
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 56,813,433
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Critical Links Project of the National Medical Wireless Broadband Alliance will install essential middle mile infrastructure for technology-neutral, open access wireless broadband systems in 70 hospitals in CA, AZ, NV and HI. This replicable project fills a gap in health care interconnectivity, fosters life-saving wireless innovations, supports EHR and improves public safety communications.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantNew Visions Powerline Communications, Inc
East Syracuse, NY
Application ID149
ContactCarmen Branca
315-472-6300
cbranca@nvplc.com
Project titleNVPLC Broadband Access for Rural Towns in NYS
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 39,198,375
Loan request$ 40,798,309
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNew Visions proposes a countywide FTTH deployment to ensure that every household, business, and critical community facility in the rural counties of Cortland, Oswego, and Schoharie New York have access to high-speed broadband. This will stimulate the economy, educate our youth, create jobs, promote public safety, improve healthcare services, and exceed customer expectations with bundled services.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantFiberLight
Alpharetta, GA
Application ID150
ContactDouglas Hudson
443-794-8175
doug.hudson@fiberlight.com
Project titleFiberLight Virginia Expansion
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 26,597,400
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFiberLight is seeking an NTIA grant to expand its existing network footprint in Central Virginia. FiberLight currently owns a operates a 300 route mile general-purpose network in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland that spans from Baltimore, MD to Culpepper, VA and would leverage that existing network to deploy and operate the proposed Central Virginia Expansion.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMerit Network Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
Application ID153
ContactDonald Welch
734-527-5700
djwelch@merit.edu
Project titleREACH Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 18,362,670
Loan request$ 18,362,670
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 33,289,221
DescriptionThe REACH Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative is a partnership led by Merit-Michigan's education network-which engages Merit with 4 commercial providers to share a 955 mile extension of Merit's advanced fiber optic network to serve anchor institutions, households and businesses. This project is coordinated with 3 other middle mile applications to target underserved areas throughout Michigan.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNE Colorado Cellular, Inc., d/b/a Viaero Wireless
Fort Morgan, CO
Application ID154
ContactMicah Schwalb
micah.schwalb@viaero.com
Project titleWireless Broadband Overlay and Expansion Throughout Rural Colorado and Nebraska
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO, NE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 116,201,412
Loan request$ 20,000,001
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionViaero proposes to leverage its existing PCS business, including a network of hundreds of communications towers, established network operations, microwave backhaul network, customer care, billing and distribution channels (including 60 retail outlets) to provide wireless broadband throughout south and east Colorado and rural Nebraska at maximum speeds of 21 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMain Street Broadband LLC
Duluth, GA
Application ID155
ContactMike McCollum
404-626-0115
mmccollum@mainstreetbb.com
Project titleMain Street SWGA
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,460,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Main Street Broadband Southwest Georgia WiMax Project is a broadband wireless network in 12 rural, persistent poverty counties. The network is designed and will be operated to provide affordable broadband connectivity to the rural un and underserved residents and businesses of Southwest Georgia. The project has significant public and private support, is shovel ready and is sustainable.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantColorado Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety (CCAPS)
Greenwood Village, CO
Application ID156
ContactSteve Ward
720-489-9400
steve.ward@cha.com
Project titleThe Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 34,576,030
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Colorado Telehealth Network project will improve the quality of health care by overcoming the fragmented geography and sparse demographics of Colorado with broadband technology. Backed with support for cultural change in health care delivery, broadband adoption will result in a patient-centered, physician-supportive, and outcomes-driven health care system.
 
ApplicantBrainstorm Internet, Inc.
Durango, CO
Application ID158
ContactPhil Bryson
970-247-1442
phil@brainstorminternet.net
Project titleSouthwest Colorado Community Connect
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,706,096
Loan request$ 1,706,096
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Southwest Colorado Community Connect project (Brainstorm Internet, Inc.) will provide 1 - 10 mb of wireless broadband to 26,543 households and 9,598 businesses/firms in remote, rural underserved areas of La Plata and Montezuma County, CO. This project will serve more than 100 critical community anchor institutions within the proposed funded service area
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMidwest Energy Cooperative
Cassopolis, MI
Application ID159
ContactDavid Allen
269-445-1081
davea@teammidwest.com
Project titleMidwest Broadband Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN, MI, OH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,141,905
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMidwest Energy Cooperative (MWE) seeks stimulus funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, MWE will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service within 12 months of funding.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTechnology Access Foundation
Seattle, WA
Application ID160
ContactLee Benner
206-725-9095
leeb@techaccess.org
Project titleTAF Community Learning Space (CLS)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,892,522
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTAF will use broadband to bring educational opportunities to primarily K-12 students in a low-income, underserved community. The TAF Community Learning Space will be a technologically-equipped learning space in White Center, WA; population of 32,000. This project funds four wireless learning labs and an academic support center on the 2nd floor; 75 percent of the building will be open to the public.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantPublic Utility Law Project of New York, Inc.
Albany, NY
Application ID161
ContactLouis Manuta
518-449-3375
lmanuta@pulp.tc
Project titleBroadband for All New Yorkers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 360,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will establish an educational program about affordable broadband (by applying savings from low income utility programs), design a model state low income broadband access program to match, augment, and sustain federal initiatives, and design model consumer protections for broadband customers. This program will increase and sustain the adoption of broadband in low income populations.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTTM Operating Corporation, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Application ID163
ContactMark Hamilton
206-545-4575
mark@ttmi.us
Project titleThe Southern Minnesota Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 16,535,655
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTTM is submitting an application to seek a grant from NTIA to help fund the construction of a middle mile network covering approximately 7,000 square miles in Minnesota. This high speed, high capacity network will utilize fiber and microwave to provide necessary transport services to mobile wireless service providers, fixed and mobile last mile providers and community anchor institutions.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAztech Cable, LLC
Mohave Valley, AZ
Application ID164
ContactJohn Hoover
949-378-7835
jbhoover@gmail.com
Project titleAztech GreenSKY
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CA
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,891,582
Loan request$ 5,091,237
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAztech GreenSky is a fiber based triple play product that will be distributing MPEG4 IP Video, 20MEG and higher Broadband and VOIP Service. They will be deployed using Wireless N and WiMAX technologies to end users. This will allow thousands of underserved and unserved customers to get high levels of bandwith and connectivity. It will also allow serve local businesses and public departments.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Lewisburg, PA
Application ID166
ContactGeoff Craven
570-850-8411
gcraven@csiu.org
Project titleWii Generations: The Web, The Internet, & InterGenerations (WiiGens)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 807,440
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe CSIU and 3 Area Agencies on Aging in Pennsylvania will implement Wii Generations: The Web, The Internet, & InterGenerations (WiiGens). WiiGens will use seniors' enthusiasm for the Wii to provide innovative computer & Internet courses, create virtual tournaments, and expand broadband. Pregnant & parenting teens and peer coaches will keep trainer/senior ratios low and facilitate sustainability.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantKanawha County Commission
Charleston, WV
Application ID170
ContactCarrie Clendening
304-357-0146
carrie@kanawha.us
Project titleKanawha County Wireless Broadband Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWV
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 256,018
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProject will provide free public Internet access to citizens and businesses at the Courthouse Complex. Furthermore, it will enable law enforcement agencies including county prosecutors to manage cases between buildings without significant service interruption.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantState of Wisconsin Department of Administration
Madison, WI
Application ID174
ContactWilliam Reines
608-261-6622
bruce.reines@wisconsin.gov
Project titleWisconsin's Education and Library Broadband Infrastructure Build-out
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWI
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,722,962
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 22,978,367
DescriptionThe State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration will install optical fiber to key underserved community anchor institutions: 82 education facilities and 385 libraries. This effort will enhance the existing BadgerNet Converged Network serving over 2,400 public sector institutions and will facilitate broadband access for residential and business customers in the targeted communities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantNew York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Albany, NY
Application ID177
ContactPamela Paulik
518-474-0302
pamela.paulik@otda.state.ny.us
Project titleA Functional Roadmap to Enhance New York State Benefits Delivery Using Broadband
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,737,210
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project defines the business processes, organization structure and functional requirements that will allow New York State and its 58 county governments to deliver health and human services benefits via broadband to low-income families. Relevant online capability and ease of use will increase broadband adoption.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantLast Mile, Inc.
Lebanon, PA
Application ID180
ContactNancy Rishty
717-270-1979
nancyr@stingcom.com
Project titlePennsylvania Broadband Middle Mile Rural Consortium
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,000,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Pennsylvania Broadband Middle Mile Rural Consortium project will increase access to reliable high speed Internet and Ethernet broadband service for anchor institutions and last mile providers. This project leverages previous federal and state infrastructure investments to cost effectively expand affordable broadband service to 2.9 million Pennsylvania citizens in rural and underserved areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantKodiak-Kenai Cable Company, LLC
Anchorage, AK
Application ID182
ContactC. Ebell
907-278-6100
webell@oldharbor.org
Project titleNorthern Fiber Optic Link (NFOL): Connecting America
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 172,301,031
Loan request$ 172,500,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNFOL will bring broadband connectivity to western Alaska via a submarine fiber optic cable network benefiting over 140 communities in a strategically important, yet remote, region of the US. It will greatly enhance telemedicine, distance learning, and economic development, and advance scientific research in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. The project will create or save 5,800 jobs in 23 states.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTel Serv Communications
Aberdeen, ND
Application ID183
ContactEric Hanson
605-229-1050
erich@telserv.biz
Project titleNortheast South Dakota Rural Broadband Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaSD
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 11,981,803
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Northeast South Dakota Rural Broadband Project will create an interconnected wireless broadband super-highway linking 12 underserved counties across an area of 13,348.25 square miles in Northeast South Dakota. The project will impact a population of 62,283, including 28,313 households, 8129 businesses, 11 critical community facilities, 32 anchor institutions, and 11 public safety entities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSouthwestern Telephone Company
Quartzsite, AZ
Application ID186
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleSouthwestern Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,423,624
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSouthwestern Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantSpacenet Inc
McLean, VA
Application ID187
ContactAlan Freece
703-848-1283
Alan.Freece@Spacenet.com
Project titleOpen Skies Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 15,006,702
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSpacenet proposes to deploy high-speed satellite-based services to community anchors, public safety agencies, businesses and consumers in rural, underserved areas of Montana. Our technology can be rolled out immediately, with prices and speeds not previously available. By overcoming existing barriers to rural broadband adoption, this project will quickly create jobs and stimulate local economies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantFulton County Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Application ID189
ContactRyan Fernandes
404-612-2539
ryan.fernandes@fultoncountyga.gov
Project titlePublic Computer Expansion Project for the Library systems of Fulton and DeKalb Counties
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 843,200
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFulton County is requesting $843,200 to expand public computer centers in both the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System and the DeKalb County Public Library to meet the growing demand for access to public computers for job searches and other electronic resources. The two counties have joined to provide 1,203 public computers in 48 libraries.
 
ApplicantPascua Yaqui Tribe
Tucson, AZ
Application ID190
ContactShanna Tautolo
520-879-6322
stautolo@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov
Project titlePascua Yaqui Tribe Infrastructure Upgrade: OSP Network Growth
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 997,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionData infrastructure on the Reservation is old, sub-standard and vulnerable to service interruptions due to a lack of system redundancy. This proposal seeks funding toward ongoing efforts to address these deficiencies, creating a secure and sustainable pathway with a life expectancy of 30 to 40 years. The loop would serve administrative buildings, health, safety and other public facilities.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAlliance for Digital Equality, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Application ID191
ContactJulius Hollis
404-815-9484
jhollis@hollis-co.com
Project titleHouston Learning Without Walls Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 705,031
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Alliance proposes the implementation of the "Learning Without Walls Initiative." This two-tier program seeks to cultivate and promote broadband adoption, hands-on-workforce development training, education and online tutorials with the utilization of community-based resources to meet the new and existing needs of schools, employers and Americans.
 
ApplicantAccess Ohio Valley
Wintersville, OH
Application ID194
ContactLouis Freund
landm1@yahoo.com
Project titleAccess Ohio Valley / Jefferson County
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 999,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAccess Ohio Valley is an Ohio corporation that provides broadband services through WiFi wirelss connection to residents of Jefferson County, Ohio. Access Ohio Valley is requesting a federal broadband grant to improve and expand service to the residents of one of Ohio's 29 Applachian counties.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantPlumas-Sierra Telecommunications
Portola, CA
Application ID195
ContactLori Rice
530-832-4261
lrice@psrec.coop
Project titleNorCal Broadband Access Consortium - Plumas Sierra Telecommunications Lassen Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 834,553
Loan request$ 500,732
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPlumas-Sierra Telecommunication, a wholly owned subsidary of Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking grant funds to expand broadband service to a rural portion of North-Eastern California in collaboration with NorCal Broadband Access Consortium.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantKansas Farm Bureau Foundation
Manhattan, KS
Application ID196
ContactHarry Watts
785-587-6106
wattsh@kfb.org
Project titleConnect Kansas - Sedan Broadband Communications Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,057,546
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Sedan Broadband Communication Center will give rural citizens access to technology and information that will allow them to solve individual and community problems. The SBCC will encompass all aspects of rural life, from education to health care to economic development. The SBCC will revitalize rural communities by forging new opportunities focused on technology, not size or location.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantVermont Council on Rural Development
Montpelier, VT
Application ID197
ContactPaul Costello
802-223-5763
pcostello@vtrural.org
Project titlee-Vermont: The Vermont Community Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVT
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,525,675
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 2,525,675
Descriptione-Vermont: The Community Broadband Project will help rural communities and businesses realize the opportunities of the Internet for civic engagement, community betterment, school modernization, job creation and e-commerce. Working with 24 "e-Vermont Communities" over two years, it will systematically stimulate digital culture in schools and homes, community groups and businesses.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID198
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Fluvanna County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,606,764
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fouth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Fluvanna County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy with 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
Applicant3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Fairfield, MT
Application ID199
ContactLarry Meyer
406-467-2535
larry.meyer@3rivers.coop
Project title3 Rivers - 10 Exchange MT FTTP System
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 34,185,490
Loan request$ 34,185,490
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., a rural ILEC serving much of Central Montana, is seeking stimulus funds to construct a FTTP network that will cover ten of its exchanges providing advanced broadband to Ennis, Power, Augusta, Stockett, Raynesford, Geyser, Dupuyer, Fort Shaw, Pendroy and Harrison. The project will create increased business growth and public safety services to the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
Applicant3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Fairfield, MT
Application ID204
ContactLarry Meyer
406-467-2535
larry.meyer@3rivers.coop
Project title3 Rivers - Browning, MT FTTP System
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,488,500
Loan request$ 12,488,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description3 Rivers Telephone Co-op, Inc., a rural ILEC serving much of Central Montana, is seeking stimulus funding to build a FTTP network within its Browning, MT Exchange. The system would allow 3 Rivers to provide advanced broadband services to the Browning residents, businesses, community institutions and tribal lands where access today is limited. This project will create increased business growth.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCopper Valley Wireless, Inc.
Valdez, AK
Application ID205
ContactDave Dengel
907-835-7701
ddengel@cvtc.org
Project titleCopper Valley Wireless-Cordova, AK Microwave
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,747,795
Loan request$ 1,747,796
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThe proposed middle mile project will extend terrestrial connectivity from Naked Island, AK to Cordova, AK. Cordova is a remote rural community with voice service provided by the local cooperative. The project will provide special access to the local telephone cooperative, as well as the interexchange carrier to provide high speed broadband to the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantSurfnet Communications Inc.
Los Gatos, CA
Application ID206
ContactMark Morgenthaler
831-439-7973
mark@surfnetc.com
Project titleCentral Coast Wireless Broadband Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,290,500
Loan request$ 763,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSurfnet proposes to provide critical Middle Mile and Last Mile wireless services to compliment fiber projects being proposed by the Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC) and the City of Grover Beach to realize a ubiquitous, high-performance wireless network serving five counties along California's Central Coast.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAtkins Telephone Company, Inc.
Atkins, IA
Application ID207
ContactJerry Spaight
319-446-9091
jspaight@netins.net
Project titleAtkins Telephone Company FTTP Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,178,417
Loan request$ 2,178,417
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAtkins Telephone Company's proposed FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential for increase business growth, public safety services and quality of life for the residents in Atkin's exchange within Iowa.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSunman Telecommunications, Inc.
Sunman, IN
Application ID209
ContactChad Miles
812-623-2122
cmiles@etc1.net
Project titleSunman 700MHz WiMAX Wireless Broadband Plan
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,694,611
Loan request$ 5,694,611
StatusAwarded
DescriptionSunman Telecommunications Corporations proposes a 700MHz WiMAX Build Out Plan to serve rural communities within Indiana. This project will provide needed broadband services, fixed services, to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved in these areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSouthwest Michigan Communications
Bloomingdale, MI
Application ID210
ContactMark Bahnson
269-521-7300
markb@btc-bci.com
Project titleSouthwest Michigan Communications - Paw Paw and Antwerp, MI FTTP
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,165,512
Loan request$ 4,165,513
StatusAwarded
DescriptionSouthwest Michigan Communications is seeking stimulus funds to construct a FTTP network that will cover the rural areas of its CLEC exchange areas, which will provide advanced broadband services to the residents in the rural Paw Paw area. The project will fulfill the current demand and need for quality service and broadband access for the residents in the areas.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantStelera Wireless, L.L.C.
Oklahoma City, OK
Application ID211
ContactGeorge Evans
405-751-3525
bill.short@stelera.com
Project titleStelera Wireless Rural Broadband Proposal
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR, CO, KS, OR, TX, WA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 72,556,314
Loan request$ 77,494,939
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionStelera Wireless plans to build and operate next generation wireless broadband services in cities located in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Oregon. Using licensed spectrum, Stelera will utilize a High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) to serve these markets.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantVenture Communications I, Inc.
Lubbock, TX
Application ID212
ContactDouglas Burch
806-748-2702
eric@iwantaphone.com
Project titlePoint of Access Centers for Rural West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNM, TX
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,000,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDeploy both Laptop and Desktop PCs for rural communities to be used by the public for access to the internet at no charge. Place desktop and laptop computers inside community facilities throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Allowing existing Broadband to be utilized by all members of the community, but targeting the low-income, unemployed, and undereducated members of the community.
 
ApplicantNorth Alabama Electric Cooperative
Stevenson, AL
Application ID213
ContactWilliam Selby
256-437-2281
wselby@naecoop.com
Project titleNorth Alabama Remote Rural Broadband Economic Development Initiative
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 23,882,981
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNorth Alabama Electric Cooperative (the lead Applicant) and New Hope Telephone Cooperative are partnering together to provide high speed broadband services and smart grid electrical services, to bring economic development to a remote rural unserved area of Northern Alabama.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantOklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
Oklahoma City, OK
Application ID217
ContactShane Sealock
405-522-4978
ssealock@odva.state.ok.us
Project titleODVA Tele Mental Health and Video Conferencing Broadband Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 723,414
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe purpose of our initiative is to improve the quality of healthcare for Oklahoma veterans, as well as implement an educational training standard for the agency. We are seeking this grant to create a broadband video-conferencing solution for tele-mental health, improving access and quality of care for our veterans and reducing transportation between remote state and federal veterans' facilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNortheast Missouri Rural Telephone
Green City, MO
Application ID218
ContactGary Godfrey
660-874-4111
ggodfrey@nemr.net
Project titleUnionville, MO FTTP Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,140,458
Loan request$ 5,140,458
StatusAwarded
DescriptionNortheast Missouri Rural Telephone Company's proposed FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential of increase business growth, public safety services and quality of life for the residents in the Unionville Exchange within Missouri
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDaktel Communications LLC (CLEC)
Carrington, ND
Application ID219
ContactKeith Larson
701-652-3184
keithl@daktel.com
Project titleDaktel Communications LLC - Rural Jamestown ND FTTP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,631,174
Loan request$ 5,631,174
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDaktel Communications LLC's FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations in Rural Jamestown, North Dakota that are currently underserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential for increased business growth, public safety, and quality of life for the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantIdeaTek Systems, Inc.
Buhler, KS
Application ID220
ContactDaniel Friesen
620-543-5003
daniel@ideatek.biz
Project titleThe Prairie Light Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,990,587
Loan request$ 28,991,746
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Prairie Light Project is a fiber to the farm (FttF) project designed to take the proven fiber optic deployment model developed by a local Kansas ISP and rapidly extend it the underserved rural areas of South Central Kansas at speeds and service levels higher than can be found in urban areas today, bridging the communications divide of rural America and spurring local jobs and economies.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantNew Albany-Floyd County Public Library
New Albany, IN
Application ID222
ContactBarbara OHara
812-949-3526
bohara@nafclibrary.org
Project titlePublic Computing and Job Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 480,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe S.Ellen Jones neighborhood is an underserved area of New Albany Floyd County Public Library. The library and its partners would like to put a public computing and job training center in a restored historical building--the Cardinal Ritter home at 1248 Oak Street. This building is across from an elementary school and playground and in the heart of the neighborhood community.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantRegents of the University of California
Davis, CA
Application ID223
ContactThomas Nesbitt
916-734-1358
thomas.nesbitt@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Project titleCalifornia Telehealth Network Expansion and Enhancement Initiative-NTIA/BTOP Broadband Adoption
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 13,791,250
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe California Telehealth Network will support broadband adoption by California health care providers who use its existing broadband network. Adoption services will include eHealth training, broadband network management, job creation and the deployment of eHealth equipment. CTN will form the basis for a technology-enabled health care system that promotes high-quality, accessible health services.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Savannah
Savannah, GA
Application ID224
ContactMarc Nelson
912-644-7784
mnelson@savannahga.gov
Project titleGreater Savannah Connectivity Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 12,967,417
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo install city-wide fiber ring to provide connectivity to key underserved areas. Approximately 22 percent of residents live below the poverty line in the Savannah Gardens area on the City's east side. In five west side neighborhoods, 54 percent of residents under the age of 18 live below the poverty line. Project will also enhance City services in several areas, including public safety and utility monitoring.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company
Ottoville, OH
Application ID225
ContactDonald Hoersten
419-453-3324
tomtc@bright.net
Project titleTOMTC Ottoville - Cloverdale FTTP Network
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,020,890
Loan request$ 4,103,020
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company, a rural ILEC in Ohio, is seeking stimulus funds to construct a FTTP network that will cover their exchanges, providing advanced broadband to Ottoville and Cloverdale. The project will create increased business growth, public safety services and an improved quality of life to the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantSSTELECOM, INC.
Clear Lake, SD
Application ID226
ContactJerry Heiberger
605-874-2181
jerryhei@itctel.com
Project titleSSTelecom Rural Milbank FTTP Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaSD
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,217,530
Loan request$ 5,217,529
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSSTelecom, Inc. is seeking stimulus funds to construct a FTTP network that will cover the rural areas of the Milbank Exchange. This project will provide advanced broadband services to the residents and businesses in the rural Milbank area and create the potential for increased business growth, public safety services and quality of life for the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantLake County
Two Harbors, MN
Application ID227
ContactGary Fields
651-343-3128
gfields@nationalpublicbroadband.org
Project titleLake County Fiber Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 11,050,770
Loan request$ 22,436,409
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Project will be the first rural county fiber network in the U.S. to fully serve every home and institution that is currently served by wired telephone or electrical service. The advanced services offered will be priced lower than the very limited services currently available. The Project will be a public-private partnership between Lake County and National Public Broadband, a non-profit org.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantKennebec Communications LLC
Kennebec, SD
Application ID228
ContactRod Bowar
605-869-2220
rodb@kennebectelephone.com
Project titleKennebec LTE Public Safety/Commercial Wireless
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaSD
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 38,085,268
Loan request$ 38,085,269
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKennebec Communications LLC's (KC) proposed Public Safety mobile wireless broadband network project will provide mobile broadband services to Public Safety, households, businesses, and key community organizations in the State of South Dakota The network is based on 4G wireless technology leveraging statewide 700 MHz licenses.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWestern Telephone Company
Highmore, SD
Application ID229
ContactRandy Houdek
605-852-2224
rhoudek@venture.coop
Project titleWestern Telephone Co. - Cresbard, Orient and Faulkton SD FTTP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaSD
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,479,580
Loan request$ 3,479,581
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWestern Telephone Company's proposed FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential for increased business growth, public safety services and quality of life for the residents in the Cresbard, Faulkton and Orient exchanges within SD.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantProfessional Resources Management of Rabun, LLC dba Mountain Lakes Medical Center
Clayton, GA
Application ID231
ContactKimberly Ingram
706-782-0400
kingram@inmedgroup.com
Project titleBroadband Bound
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 385,025
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMountain Lakes Medical Center and partners propose Broadband Bound, a project designed to support broadband adoption among key anchor institutions, businesses and public safety agencies in Rabun County, GA through the use of video technology. Specifically, Broadband Bound will provide education and training to address critical needs related to health, economic development and public safety.
 
ApplicantCalifa Group
San Mateo, CA
Application ID233
ContactLinda Crowe
crowe@plsinfo.org
Project title21st Century Learning Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 9,435,729
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project creates 66 high-definition videoconferencing and public-computer Centers at 58 California library and community-college jurisdictions. These Centers will offer advanced educational and information services such as online adult and family literacy programs, job training, placement, and education. The project addresses the needs of vulnerable populations and unemployed workers.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantBen Lomand Communications, LLC
McMinnville, TN
Application ID234
ContactLevoy Knowles
931-668-4132
lknowles@blomand.net
Project titleBen Lomand Communications Broadband Plan
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 17,361,967
Loan request$ 17,361,967
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBen Lomand Communications' proposed FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential for increased business growth, public safety services, and quality of life for the residents in the rural areas surrounding Manchester, TN.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantRural Communities United
Malibu, CA
Application ID235
ContactLuann Linnebur
ronflavin@comcast.net
Project titleLast Mile Service for Northern California/Southern Oregon Coastline (aka The State of Jefferson)
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, OR
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 25,925,200
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWe are proposing an innovative, scalable wireless last mile solution tailored to rural and frontier communities. Our system is the world's first truly Ethernet system. It enables RCU to offer the first anywhere, anytime IP wireless/mobile broadband access network at up to 300 Mbps, meaning an isolated rural community can have reliable broadband service at a lower cost than traditional offerings.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMiami-Dade County
Miami, FL
Application ID239
ContactDaniel Wall
305-375-4742
dtw@miamidade.gov
Project titleMiami-Dade Library Community Broadband Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,224,960
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionRequested funds will be used to enhance and expand public broadband speed, access, equipment, training and support services, and overall user reliability at 47 Miami-Dade Public Library System branch sites located throughout Miami-Dade County.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantALLCITY WIRELESS, LLC
Annapolis, MD
Application ID242
ContactPhilip McQuade
443-951-1392
philip@allcity-wireless.com
Project titleDelmarva Commonwealth Rural Broadband
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,527,000
Loan request$ 6,527,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionResidents of the southern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula need a broadband communications network to have equal access to government and education services, and to participate fully in the 21st Century economy. The Project will create a rural broadband wireless network to provide affordable high-speed wireless broadband connectivity to all the households on the Virginia Eastern Shore.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBulldog Cable Georgia, LLC
Conyers, GA
Application ID243
ContactJoseph Sheehan
706-997-9999
joe@bulldogcable.com
Project titleBulldog Cable - Lake Sinclair System
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,475,012
Loan request$ 2,475,012
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBulldog Cable will upgrade and expand its existing cable TV plant facilities in the Lake Sinclair area of Georgia to provide advanced broadband products to 7,376 homes. We expect to upgrade and construct 155 miles of hybrid fiber coax to reach all of these homes.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID244
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Decatur County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 253,119
Loan request$ 211,794
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Decatur County, Tennessee. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-cove
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID245
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Cocke County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,067,858
Loan request$ 893,514
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Cocke County, Tennessee and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantVirginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
Application ID248
ContactJeffrey Crowder
540-231-3900
crowder@vt.edu
Project titleAllegheny Fiber: Extending Virginia's Open Access Fiber Backbone to the Ridge and Valley
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,540,000
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 5,540,000
DescriptionAllegheny Fiber will extend Virginia's successful, open-access fiber network into unserved and underserved communities in the appalachian region. Virginia Tech and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative will construct a high count fiber system with access in remote communities providing non-profit, wholesale access for economic development, research, education, emergency response, and health care.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantMiami-Dade County
Miami, FL
Application ID250
ContactDaniel Wall
305-375-4742
dtw@miamidade.gov
Project titleMiami-Dade Countywide Innovative Internet Access Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,404,169
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMiami-Dade County intends to expand public broadband access points in the community by making available 100 internet kiosk workstations throughout the community and enabling the provision of free WiFi at 12 public parks.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNorthwest Arctic Borough
Kotzebue, AK
Application ID252
ContactD'Anne Hamilton
dhamilton1283@mac.com
Project titleArctic Exploration: A Discovery of Need, Use and A New Technology Economy
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 687,912
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionHalf our population is under 25, and many of our young people feel alienated from their Iñupiaq heritage, but they don't know how to make their way in the world of career and money either. This project will use the Internet and multimedia tools to promote a diversified, green economy and strengthen our culture, and to invite all ages into ongoing collaboration towards these goals.
 
ApplicantCity of Grapevine
Grapevine, TX
Application ID253
ContactLoan Phan-Franco
817-410-3211
lphan-franco@grapevinetexas.gov
Project titlePublic Safety Network Improvements
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 316,099
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionImplement a Wireless network to link all public safety facilities into the City network increasing the speed and reliability over the current VPN technologies. This network will be used for access to public safety applications, public safety personnel training, and for getting information to the public during emergencies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCase Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Application ID256
ContactDerek Humphrey
216-368-4510
resadm@case.edu
Project titleUniversity Circle Innovation Zone: An Integrated Ultra Broadband Public Services Platform - Train
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,030,900
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe University Circle Innovation Zone Community Learning Studios Project is a public computing center venture of Case Western Reserve University, neighborhood computing and technology centers and the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority. Servicing 9 Studios,"Building a Digital City"is an integrated offering combining multimedia technology with workforce, retraining, and life skills activities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID257
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Scott County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 661,582
Loan request$ 553,569
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Scott County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID258
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Loudon County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,541,432
Loan request$ 1,289,770
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Loudon County, Tennessee. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covere
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNational Stroke Association
Centennial, CO
Application ID259
ContactSharon Januchowski
303-754-0946
sjanuchowski@stroke.org
Project titleNational Stroke Association Broadband-Based Telestroke Pilot Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CA, CO, NV
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,011,540
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionUtilizing two-way real time video and audio via broadband technology, we will connect physician specialists at stroke center hospitals to stroke patients at non-stroke center hospitals, virtually bringing the physician specialist to the emergency room of the patient spoke hospital. This will serve as a demonstration project to increase sustainable broadband adoption among our target population.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantWest Georgia Broadband Inc.
West Point, GA
Application ID260
ContactFelix Boccucci
706-645-8567
Felix.boccucci@knology.com
Project titleKIA Broadband & Economic Development
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,551,011
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe new KIA Manufacturing Plant located in Troup County is driving demand for High Speed data, as well as video and voice service in nearby unserved and underserved areas. This project will deploy DOCSIS 3.0 technology providing 10-100 Mbps downstream/2-10 Mbps upstream asymmetrical high speed data service along with new video and voice offerings to 7,500 unserved and 10,364 underserved passings.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID261
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hamblen County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,474,485
Loan request$ 3,743,957
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hamblen County, Tennessee. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-cover
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOSHEAN Inc.
North Kingstown, RI
Application ID262
ContactGeorge Loftus
401-886-0887
George@OSHEAN.org
Project titleBeacon 2.0
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaRI
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 23,500,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBeacon 2.0 is a shovel-ready project to expand Rhode Island's broadband capacity using fiber optic networks. It will enable affordable service to underserved areas and to 6 universities, 8 hospitals, 2 community colleges, the state judicial system, state police, and several state government organizations such as the judiciary system and RI Homeland Security.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID263
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hawkins County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,689,355
Loan request$ 2,250,277
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hawkins County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCoushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Elton, LA
Application ID265
ContactLinda Langley
337-584-1560
llangley@mcneese.edu
Project titleKoasati Imoolpina (Coushatta Computer Center)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 9,509,256
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will create a public computer center that meets the need for broadband service within the Coushatta Indian community, as well as providing educational and economic development services for other Native American tribes and vulnerable populations located in rural southwestern Louisiana.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID267
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of McMinn County, Tennesse
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,107,303
Loan request$ 1,763,254
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of McMinn County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigital Bridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID268
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Monroe County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,503,961
Loan request$ 1,258,417
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Monroe County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantElauwit Community Enhancement Foundation LLC
Columbia, SC
Application ID270
ContactRussell Cann
803-978-6106
russell@elauwit.com
Project titleThe Elauwit Foundation Rural Last Mile Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 22,235,121
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Elauwit Foundation proposes an integrated approach to increasing broadband access and fostering long-term adoption in vulnerable communities through education, personal achievement and financial gain. The strategy entails WiFi provision for 45,707 households, 287 Public Computer Centers for training and Internet access, plus 4,570 free laptops for early adopters.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID272
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Robertson County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 540,347
Loan request$ 452,127
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Robertson County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID273
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Sevier County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 754,415
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Sevier County, TN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBend Cable Communications, LLC
Bend, OR
Application ID274
ContactMelanie Grandjacques
541-312-6561
mgrandjacques@bendbroadband.net
Project titleWireless Broadband for Rural Oregon
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,125,744
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWireless broadband over licensed spectrum is the most economical way to reach underserved, low density areas for access to education, healthcare and employment opportunities in rural Central Oregon. Unemployment in much of the service area far exceeds of the national average; broadband will provide economic growth and job creation.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID275
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Tipton County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,319,522
Loan request$ 1,104,090
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Tipton County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID276
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Dickson County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,152,049
Loan request$ 963,959
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Dickson. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp
Ashburn, VA
Application ID277
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Montgomery County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 199,831
Loan request$ 167,205
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Montgomery County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID278
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Blount County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 384,925
Loan request$ 322,080
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Blount County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID279
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Sumner County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 280,146
Loan request$ 234,408
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Sumner County, TN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID280
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Morgan County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 483,537
Loan request$ 404,592
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Morgan County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID282
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of McNairy County, TN
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 274,102
Loan request$ 229,350
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of McNairy County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID284
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Sullivan County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 414,869
Loan request$ 347,136
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Sullivan County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantThe Housing Authority of the City of Durham
Durham, NC
Application ID285
ContactJo-Ann Davis
919-683-8596
jdavis@dha-nc.org
Project titleDHA Neighborhood Network Computer Center's Job and Educational Training (J.E.T.)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 400,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDHA Neighborhood Networks program assists low in-come families with access to computer technology and internet access within our public housing communities. The J.E.T. program will expand broadband and provide educational training, job training programs and job related instruction to enhance the opportunities for our unemployed and underemployed residents to secure long-term employment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp
Ashburn, VA
Application ID286
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Giles County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 685,014
Loan request$ 573,176
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Giles County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID287
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Cheatham County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 295,006
Loan request$ 246,842
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Cheatham County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID289
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Claiborne County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 824,307
Loan request$ 689,726
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Claiborne County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID290
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Benton County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 141,975
Loan request$ 118,796
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Benton County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID291
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Rhea County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,910,873
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Rhea County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID292
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Campbell County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,863,387
Loan request$ 1,559,161
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Campbell County, TN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID293
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Carter County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,748,679
Loan request$ 2,299,915
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Carter County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID295
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Carroll County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 886,050
Loan request$ 741,389
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Carroll County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID296
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Jefferson County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,718,474
Loan request$ 1,437,908
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Jefferson County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID299
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hardin County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 664,463
Loan request$ 555,979
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hardin County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID300
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Franklin County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 778,288
Loan request$ 651,221
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Franklin County, TN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC.
Athens, GA
Application ID301
ContactStephanie Sharp
706-372-2838
ssharp@plexusweb.com
Project titleNortheast Georgia Net (NEGANet)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,200,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOur project area has 125 square miles with below average broadband adoption rates. Local studies estimate the 2005 population at 108,222. Over 33 percent of the residents are black or Latinos. Over 30 percent of the residents live below the poverty threshold. Our project will extend broadband infrastructure coverage through wireless technology, in an organic and self sustaining way, to many of these families.
 
ApplicantWi-Zee, LLC
Santa Rosa, CA
Application ID303
ContactDanny Thom
707-695-6747
dthom@wi-zee.com
Project titleCPE Data Plan Device
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 12,780,627
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDevelop a product to be used by a broadband consumer. Service Provider and consumer create data plan agreements whereby Service Provider reduces broadband rates in accordance with the data plan. CPE device in the home enforces data plan agreement. Homeowner can modify data plan agreement at any time in proportion to the amount they are willing to pay with respect to broadband rates.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantFederation of American Scientists
DC, MD
Application ID305
ContactMichelle Fox
202-454-4683
mroper@fas.org
Project titleInnovation in Education and Workforce Training; Critical Uses of a New Virtual World Framework
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 14,809,084
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project unites innovators in broadband education and training in creating a national software infrastructure that will dramatically transform the way education and training is created, maintained and delivered. Exemplar content (science and math games, green jobs and emergency response training) will prepare users for new jobs and drive broadband demand.
 
ApplicantRural Broadband LLC
Laurel, MT
Application ID306
ContactArla Metzger-Bagger
406-628-6513
arlametzger@yahoo.com
Project titleRural Broadband Montana Expansion
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,414,190
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionRural Broadband would like to expand its current Yellowstone county wireless Internet service into the rural areas of 14 Montana counties. We would like to provide middle mile backhaul, with wholesale Internet available for all critical community facilities and other ISP's. We also wish to provide affordable, reliable Internet service to all small businesses and residents residing within our area.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCalifornia Emerging Technology Fund
San Francisco, CA
Application ID308
ContactSusan Walters
415-744-2385
susan.walters@cetfund.org
Project titleBroadband Awareness and Adoption
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,251,295
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 7,251,295
DescriptionFunding for the Broadband Awareness and Adoption will support the development of a statewide initiative involving 8 project partners serving low-income and vulnerable populations who: (1) Gain digital literacy skills (797,807 youth and adults); and (2) Increase adoption of broadband technology (156,829 households subscribe to broadband services).
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantCalifornia Emerging Technology Fund
San Francisco, CA
Application ID310
ContactSusan Walters
415-744-2385
susan.walters@cetfund.org
Project titleCREATE - Computer Refurbishing and Employment Applications Training and Education
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,339,006
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe CREATE program will: 1) Enable low-income Californians to enter and continue advancing along digital career paths; 2) Increase availability of low-cost IT hardware/software in low-income communities through its reuse; 3) Increase household adoption of broadband technology in high-priority, low-income communities in California; and 4) Effectively serve people with disabilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTowerStream 1, Incorporated
Middletown, RI
Application ID312
ContactJoseph Hernon
401-848-5848
jhernon@towerstream.com
Project titleTowerStream Last Mile Project for Wireless Broadband - New York
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,680,117
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will use the most advanced wireless technology to bring high speed broadband to under-served and vulnerable urban populations through a sustainable business model ensuring reliable and affordable coverage.The project affords opportunities for job creation and economic growth for small business as well as supporting anchor institutions, including healthcare and educational facilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBlue Communications LLC
Shelby Township, MI
Application ID317
ContactRyan Pettypool
248-390-9737
rpetty01@bluecommunicationsllc.com
Project titleLapeer Broadband
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,151,000
Loan request$ 1,072,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBlue Communications is an innovative start-up company that will provides wireless broadband Internet connections to Lapeer County in the NE Michigan region. Utilizing the latest in 4G Wimax technology, proprietary antennas and repeaters, Blue Communications will be able to serve a large area with broadband Internet connections at a price much lower than any traditional provider.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHot Spot Technologies
Sylvester, GA
Application ID321
ContactDan Johnson
229-349-1723
djohnson@albanytech.edu
Project titleExtend the Existing Infratructure, Provide Incentives to Share, Outreach to the Unaware
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,950,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMany of the problems making web access to the disadvantaged in public housing, community centers, low income neighborhoods and public parks can be addressed at reasonably low cost by providing incentives to those in these areas who are already connected to share their present connectivity. New connections would only be used where share connectivity is not feasible.. Outreach to the uninformed
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp
Ashburn, VA
Application ID323
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Marion County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,127,697
Loan request$ 943,583
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Marion County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSyndign Company
Cartersville, GA
Application ID324
ContactRodolpho Snyder
678-372-6048
rudysnyder@syndign.net
Project titleAssist Businesses and Consumers with Network, Technical, and Computer Options
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL, GA, TN
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProvide home and small business users with direct technical assistance to set up broadband connectivity. Identify network options, connection alternatives, and systems required to connect. A primary target will be physicians planning to set up electronic health records. Education seminars will lead to professional service offerings for both home and business users.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID325
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Haywood County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 604,553
Loan request$ 505,850
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Haywood County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID326
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hardeman County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 400,970
Loan request$ 335,506
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hardeman County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID327
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Roane County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,444,622
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Roane County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID328
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Polk County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 647,153
Loan request$ 541,496
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Polk County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp
Ashburn, VA
Application ID329
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Humphreys County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 395,308
Loan request$ 330,768
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Humphreys County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID330
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Madison County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 485,270
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Madison County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID331
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hancock County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 153,594
Loan request$ 128,517
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hancock NAME County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp
Ashburn, VA
Application ID332
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Cumberland County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,828,027
Loan request$ 1,529,573
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Cumberland County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID333
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Smith County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 414,006
Loan request$ 346,413
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Smith County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID334
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Weakley County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 418,719
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Weakley County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID335
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Marshall County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 873,662
Loan request$ 731,023
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Marshall County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID336
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Bradley County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,192,799
Loan request$ 3,508,261
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Bradley County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID337
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Greene County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,196,753
Loan request$ 1,838,099
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Greene NAME County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantFreedom Wireless Broadband, LLC
Sykesville, MD
Application ID339
ContactBruce Hall
410-259-3901
bruce@fwbnet.net
Project titleCarroll County Wireless Broadband System
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMD
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,518,422
Loan request$ 2,793,609
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFreedom Wireless Broadband (FWB) proposes to build out a wireless broadband network to provide Internet access service to all communities, businesses, government agencies, anchor institutions and Public Safety entities throughout Carroll County, Maryland. With funds from this grant FWB intends to create ubiquitous broadband availability in the county using wireless technology.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantRichland Electric Cooperative
Richland Center, WI
Application ID340
ContactShannon Clark
608-647-3173
sclark@mwt.net
Project titleRichland Electric Cooperative WiMAX Deployment
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaWI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,292,308
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionRichland Electric Cooperative seeks stimulus funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in Richland County, Wisconsin, where it has served since 1936. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, we will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service with 2 Mbps speeds within 12 months of funding.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSky Runner, Inc.
Asheville, NC
Application ID342
ContactCalvin Chrisman
917-975-2235
cal@skyrunner.net
Project titleSkyrunner Rutherford County, NC Phase 1
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 86,027
Loan request$ 89,548
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will provide broadband fixed-wireless Internet access to all residents of Rutherford County who have line-of-sight contact with Skyrunner's proposed network of transmitters.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantFlorida Public Broadcasting Service, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Application ID343
ContactJanyth Righter
727-552-2452
janythr@floridapublicbroadcasting.org
Project titleFlorida Public Broadcasting - HELPS (Health, Education, Local, Public Safety) Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 22,814,001
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Florida Public Broadcasting application is for a middle mile grant to connect our stations together through a high speed backbone, enabling FPBS to use our existing 99 percent population reach to provide greater educational and healthcare initiatives, faster delivery of K-12 content, improved eldercare outreach and deploy public safety applications for the unserved and underserved within the state.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID345
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Piedmont-Attalla WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,918,862
Loan request$ 1,918,862
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Piedmont and Attalla, AL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOSHEAN Inc.
North Kingstown, RI
Application ID346
ContactGeorge Loftus
401-886-0887
George@OSHEAN.org
Project titleBeacon 2.0 LCC (Library Computer Center)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaRI
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,245,500
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,245,500
DescriptionPartnering with Ocean State Libraries, a consortium of all the state's libraries, OSHEAN's Beacon 2.0 LCC program will provided desperately needed computers to 49 libraries at over 70 locations throughout Rhode Island. It will also provide 10 new mobile public computer centers that provide library patrons with broadband access, training, and distance learning capabilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantLouisiana Community & Technical College System
Baton Rouge, LA
Application ID347
ContactDouglas Van Nostran
225-922-2329
dvannostran@lctcs.edu
Project titlePublic Computer Centers Training and Service Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 699,460
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLCTCS Public Computer Centers strategically located in community and technical colleges in each region of the state provide public access to citizens in rural areas and cities and towns of Louisiana. The LCTCS Public Computer Centers are accessible during the week and on weekends per campus schedule. Computer centers will provide job training programs and other computer based services.
 
ApplicantCity of Farmersville
Farmersville, CA
Application ID349
ContactRene' Miller
559-747-0458
renem@cityoffarmersville-ca.gov
Project titleFarmersville Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 206,185
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFarmersville seeks to build, equip, and operate a public Computer Center to serve over 300 children in a Boys & Girls Club after school program and the community in the mornings and evenings. New broadband connectivity, state of the art equipment, and partnerships with civic organizations will result in computer-based classes on computer use, literacy, GED prep., and accessing health information.
 
ApplicantWilco Electronic Systems, Inc.
Fort Washington, PA
Application ID357
ContactBrigitte Daniel
215-540-3930
bdaniel@wilcoinc.com
Project titleAccess Beyond Expectations: A Broadband Adoption Network for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 21,865,647
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWilco Electronic Systems,Inc., a minority-owned private cable operator, will deploy a sustainable fiber network to offer next-generation broadband services to Philadelphia's underserved low-income public housing residents. The network will include adoption applications and equipment to housing authority homes, health facilities, computer centers, and public safety departments.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBackupUSA LLC
New Orleans, LA
Application ID360
ContactWilliam Norris
504-460-4504
Bill@BackupUSA.com
Project titleBroadband Training for Economically Disadvantaged Populations in Fourteen Louisiana Parishes
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,652,246
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionA mobile classroom to train adults, minorities and handicapped in basic computer skills and web skills. Target populations will be unserved, underserved, disadvantaged persons in economically depressed Northeast Louisiana and Native Americans tribes throughout the state. Project goals are to increase broadband demand and usage; improve job skills, job retention; and economic development.
 
ApplicantUniversity of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Application ID362
ContactDennis Sampson
801-585-9037
dsampson@uen.org
Project titleUtah Anchors: A Community Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaUT
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 13,861,800
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 13,401,096
DescriptionUtah Anchors extends the state's high capacity fiber optic education network to more than 135 Community Anchor Institutions including elementary and charter schools, libraries, head start, and public safety organizations. Building on the existing Utah Education Network, Utah Anchors will also extend digital resources to businesses and residents statewide.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantMarana Health Center
Marana, AZ
Application ID368
ContactMary Carter
520-616-6769
mcarter@maranahealthcenter.org
Project titleHealthy Connections - Access to Rural Health and Educational Services
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 635,636
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMarana Health Center, a rural Community Health Center, proposes the creation of a 20 workstation public computer center. Health literacy, education programs and workforce development will be the focus of center programs. Collaboration with academic and government partners will promote the viability of delivering information through e-learning methodology.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID369
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Searcy WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,457,863
Loan request$ 1,457,863
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Searcy, AR. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID370
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Quitman WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,717,531
Loan request$ 1,717,531
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Quitman, GA. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID371
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Hohenwald WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,687,776
Loan request$ 2,687,776
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Hohenwald, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID372
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Winfield WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,947,498
Loan request$ 3,947,498
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Winfield, AL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID373
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Shoals WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,118,488
Loan request$ 1,118,488
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Shoals, AL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID374
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Ashford WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 743,703
Loan request$ 743,703
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Ashford, AL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID375
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Bridgewater WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,194,328
Loan request$ 1,194,328
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Bridgewater, VA. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID376
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Conneaut WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 420,612
Loan request$ 420,612
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Conneaut, OH. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID377
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Dover WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,626,073
Loan request$ 2,626,073
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Dover, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantGovNET LLC
Scottsdale, AZ
Application ID380
ContactPatrick Barringer
602-369-0767
karenm@telinknetworks.com
Project titleAZ SACCNET -Rural Schools, Libraries & Hospitals
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 44,859,242
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionGovNET seeks loan funds to build a statewide Arizona Middle Mile infrastructure project bringing high speed internet to unserved/underserved markets, while supplying local Last Mile service providers the bandwidth to extend to the rural consumer. GovNET will also connect rural High Schools, Libraries, and Hospitals, providing desperately needed capacity to make a difference in lives immediately.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID381
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Howard County, Nebraska
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 123,179
Loan request$ 103,068
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Howard County, Nebraska. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, NE
Application ID382
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Clay County, Nebraska
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 172,678
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Clay County, Nebraska. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, NE
Application ID383
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Merrick County, Nebraska
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 135,718
Loan request$ 113,560
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Merrick, Nebraska. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTanana Chiefs Conference
Fairbanks, AK
Application ID385
ContactJames Williams
907-452-8251
james.williams@tananachiefs.org
Project titleThe Alaska Gateway Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 237,170,047
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Alaska Gateway Network will be overland broadband infrastructure throughout the Interior of Alaska that provides a network ready to host basic and advanced fixed and mobile broadband services to almost all households, businesses and anchor tenant organizations within the vast region. Our project is the first step in a broad strategy of regional and statewide economic development.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID387
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Bear Lake County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 126,259
Loan request$ 105,645
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Bear Lake County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTanana Chiefs Conference
Fairbanks, AK
Application ID388
ContactJames Williams
907-452-8251
james.williams@tananachiefs.org
Project titleHealthy Villages Broadband Adoption Program
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,842,034
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionARRA success stories will be quickly generated by 42 remote Alaskan Native villages who will receive public broadband training centers using advanced satellite systems with IP HD-Multicast and Smart Content Caching. Daily updates of extensive content and multiplatform fast broadband "live"and play-on-demand training will prepare all anchor institution staff for planned terrestrial broadband.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID390
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Franklin County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 817,794
Loan request$ 684,277
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Franklin County, IN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID392
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Randolph County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 759,660
Loan request$ 635,634
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Randolph County, IN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID393
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Cassia County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,141,419
Loan request$ 955,065
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,862,197
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Cassia County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID394
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Union County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 286,330
Loan request$ 239,582
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Union County, IN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID395
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Wayne County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 675,771
Loan request$ 565,441
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Wayne County, IN. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID396
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Beaverhead County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 411,906
Loan request$ 344,656
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Beaverhead County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID399
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Blaine County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 115,782
Loan request$ 96,879
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Blaine County, Montana. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID400
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Gooding County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 681,258
Loan request$ 570,032
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Gooding County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID402
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Jerome County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 787,326
Loan request$ 658,782
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 984,134
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Jerome County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID403
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Chouteau County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 679,017
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Chouteau County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID404
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lincoln County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 353,322
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lincoln County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID405
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Deer Lodge County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 442,978
Loan request$ 370,655
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Deer Lodge County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID406
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Minidoka County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 479,341
Loan request$ 401,081
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Minidoka County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID407
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Power County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 161,260
Loan request$ 134,931
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Power County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID408
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Twin Falls County, Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,270,569
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,360,653
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Twin Falls County, ID. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID409
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Granite County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 551,365
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Granite County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID414
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Hill County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 481,639
Loan request$ 403,004
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Hill County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID415
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Phillips County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 133,876
Loan request$ 112,019
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Phillips County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID416
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Powell County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 372,303
Loan request$ 311,519
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Powell County, Montana. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID417
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Ravalli County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,826,759
Loan request$ 1,528,513
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Ravalli County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID418
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Sanders County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 481,300
Loan request$ 402,720
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Sanders County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID419
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Silver Bow County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 895,548
Loan request$ 749,336
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Silver Bow County, MT. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantGeorgia Partnership for Telehealth, Inc.
Waycross, GA
Application ID423
ContactPaula Guy
912-285-0902
mona.moore@gatelehealth.org
Project titleGeorgia Partnership for Telehealth, SBP
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,447,139
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) and 34 partnering healthcare facilities propose a telehealth network that will extend access to healthcare to underserved rural areas of GA. This includes access to healthcare providers to mental health, primary care, trauma, children's services, specialty services, distance learning and education via broadband.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantFairPoint Communications, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Application ID427
ContactRalph Thompson
207-648-3057
rathompson@fairpoint.com
Project titleAroostook County Last Mile Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 7,865,817
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will expand high speed broadband to remote, underserved areas of Aroostook County, the northernmost rural county in Maine. This is a last mile project (with some enabling middle mile components) that is critical to the region's competitiveness in a 21st century economy. Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications-NNE is the co-applicant.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantPublic Health Communications, LLC
Delray Beach, FL
Application ID428
ContactBryan Carmody
561-628-9213
bcarmody@publichealthtelevision.com
Project titlePublic Health Television: PHTv
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN, MO, TN, TX, WA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,612,675
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPHTv is an internet protocol television network that utilizes broadband connectivity and reception equipment to reach the most at-risk segments of our society. PHTv is installed in the waiting areas of federally certified rural health clinics, community health centers and critical access hospitals reaching underserved populations with targeted health education and social awareness programming.
 
ApplicantMA Tech Park Corp (Mass Broadband)
Westborough, MA
Application ID429
ContactMitchell Adams
508-870-0312
whittet@masstech.org
Project titleWestern Massachusetts
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 100,320,367
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe MBI proposes to create at least 3,040 jobs by building a 581-mile fiber ring in western MA to meet the broadband needs of 43 un/underserved towns (20,337 HH and 5,750 businesses), 30 anchor institutions, and the state's public safety and IT agencies. The 97 percent rural project area is non-remote. The proposal relies on a $25M, 20 percent state funding match and requests $100M in additional federal funds.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID431
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Alleghany County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 289,063
Loan request$ 241,868
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Alleghany County. It has also proposed programs to support key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to deploy within 6-9 months, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID432
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Amelia County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 346,418
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Amelia County and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantClear Partner Holdings LLC
Kirkland, WA
Application ID434
ContactCathleen Massey
202-351-5033
cathy.massey@clearwire.com
Project titleDetroit 4G Mobile WiMAX Portal to the Future
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 19,415,200
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionClear Partner Holdings LLC (a Clearwire Corp subsidiary) proposes an open, IP-based wireless WiMAX network to bring 21st century broadband services and applications to underserved communities within 112 square miles of Detroit, MI. In a related filing, the Knight Center of Digital Excellence proposes a well-tested adoption and sustainability program for the same Proposed Funded Service Area.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID435
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Augusta County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,372,218
Loan request$ 1,984,916
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Augusta County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantLocal Internet Service Company (LISCO)
Fairfield, IA
Application ID438
ContactDavid Magill
641-209-7104
dmagill@liscocorp.com
Project titleLISCO Southeast Iowa Broadband Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 23,109,451
Loan request$ 46,919,189
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo further expand high-speed broadband into rural communities of southeast Iowa utilizing wireless and Fiber to the Premise Technologies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID439
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Botetourt County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 259,099
Loan request$ 216,797
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Botetourt County and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID440
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Buckingham County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 776,738
Loan request$ 649,923
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Buckingham County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMinnesota Valley Television Improvement Corporation
GRANITE FALLS, MN
Application ID441
ContactDaniel Richter
320-564-4970
dlrichter@mvtvwireless.com
Project titleMinnesota Wireless Expansion
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 562,776
Loan request$ 562,776
StatusAwarded
Other Funding$ 281,388
DescriptionMVTV Wireless is proposing to continue building out it's two-way broadband internet network to un-served and underserved areas of west central and south central Minnesota. The proposed project will add 34 additional WIMAX Access Points in 34 un-served and underserved communities adjacent and contiguous to its current service area.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMushroom Networks, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Application ID442
ContactRene Cruz
888-842-1231
rcruz@mushroomnetworks.com
Project titleAlabama: Broadband Internet Service to Schools, Libraries, and other Community Anchors
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 441,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMushroom Networks has recently introduced a highly cost effective premium Internet access service called Fusion Internet, which we shall deploy for schools and libraries in Alabama, initially in selected "unserved" zip codes. The new high speed Internet service is cost effective since it uses the existing copper infrastructure, and is primarily enabled with special customer premises equipment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID444
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Charlotte County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 928,475
Loan request$ 776,887
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Charlotte County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCinergy MetroNet
Evansville, IN
Application ID445
ContactJohn Campbell
913-754-3330
campbell@cinergycom.com
Project titleBroadband to the Heartland II - BTOP
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 42,000,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready economic development and broadband infrastructure project brings fiber optic service to over 45,500 homes, 4,650 businesses and 153 anchor institutions in two underserved Indiana rural communities. It will create betwee 150-175 new jobs. Cinergy MetroNet's years of experience deploying similar networks all but assures project success with grant funding of $42,000,000.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID446
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Craig County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 174,143
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Craig County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID447
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Dinwiddie County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,032,918
Loan request$ 864,278
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID449
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Franklin County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,907,662
Loan request$ 1,596,207
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Franklin County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID450
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lunenburg County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 718,228
Loan request$ 600,966
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lunenburg County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID452
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Madison County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 150,855
Loan request$ 126,225
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Madison County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID453
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Nottoway County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 844,929
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Nottoway County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID454
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Page County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,009,678
Loan request$ 844,833
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Page County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID456
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Prince Edward County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 718,003
Loan request$ 600,778
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Prince Edward County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID457
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Rockingham County, Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,549,515
Loan request$ 2,133,267
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Rockingham County, Virginia and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAmerican Library Association
Chicago, IL
Application ID458
ContactKathleen Chau
847-650-1992
kchau@ala.org
Project titleTurning the Page
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, ID, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX, WV
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,796,440
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTurning the Page is a professional education program for public computer centers designed to teach the skills necessary for building sustainable funding for public computing and connectivity at these anchor institutions. It was developed by PLA, with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It consists of a 2 day conference and online educational content with a virtual community.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID459
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lamar County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,551,758
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lamar County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID460
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Attala County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 468,314
Loan request$ 391,855
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Attala County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID462
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Bolivar County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,272,177
Loan request$ 1,064,475
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Bolivar County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID463
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Clay County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 358,071
Loan request$ 299,611
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Clay County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBresnan Communications
Purchase, NY
Application ID465
ContactMargot Bright
914-641-3329
mbright@bresnan.com
Project titleMontana Native American Reservation and Rural Community Middle Mile Broadband Connectivity Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 70,007,425
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBresnan's proposal: A partnership of Bresnan, the State of Montana & the Tribal governments of Montana's 7 Native American Reservations to develop a statewide middle mile fiber optic network connecting the Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead-Salish & Kootenai, Ft. Peck, Ft. Belknap, N. Cheyenne & Rocky Boys reservations & unserved & underserved communities through Montana.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBlack ICE Technologies, LLC
Paulsboro, NJ
Application ID469
ContactEric Love
800-724-8918
elove@blackicetechnologies.net
Project titleBridging the digital divide for unserved and underserved areas through mobile WiMAX..
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNJ
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,881,489
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis proposed Terrestrial Broadband Internet Services project is to build a mobile WiMAX network that will provide end users with quadruple play services (voice, video, broadband Internet, and wireless) in rural and suburban areas which will bridge the digital divide throughout the state of New Jersey.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantVanu Coverage Co.
Cambridge, MA
Application ID470
ContactAndy Beard
617-864-1711
abeard@vanu.com
Project titleWholesale Broadband for Rural Southwestern Maine
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 15,759,650
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionVanu Coverage Co. proposes to deploy a multi-standard wireless network and operate as a wholesale provider to existing retail wireless operators. This unique approach will bring voice and broadband data, as well as service provider choice, to unserved and underserved areas in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine where broadband deployments previously have been cost-prohibitive.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantHawaiian Telcom, Inc. Debtor-in-Possession
Honolulu, HI
Application ID473
ContactSteve Golden
808-546-3877
steven.golden@hawaiiantel.com
Project titleEast Hawaii Broadband Infrastructure Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaHI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,300,916
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis Project provides greater access to affordable, reliable, high speed broadband services to Pepeekeo Point, Hawaiian Paradise, Park Makai, Hawaiian Acres, Fern Forest and Royal Hawaiian Estates in East Hawaii that will bring the educational and economic benefits of the internet to all communities. The project is designed to be scaleable to meet future bandwidth needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAtContact Communications, LLC
Sedalia, CO
Application ID475
ContactDavid Goldstein
303-862-8745
djgold47@comcast.net
Project titleStimUSAt: National Rural Broadband Gapfiller Program
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN, OH, TN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 286,386,326
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNot every community can be served by wireline or terrestrial wireless ARRA projects. The StimUSAt project fills every broadband gap in the lower 48 states using an affordable, dedicated satellite to deliver middle mile connectivity using a flexible, non-proprietary open architecture. Service is dedicated to rural communities by wholesaling service to community anchors and direct-to-households.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantLevel 3 EON, LLC
Broomfield, CO
Application ID477
ContactMonisha Merchant
720-888-6037
Monisha.merchant@level3.com
Project titleExpanding broadband access across Kansas
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS, MO
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 998,852
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 998,419
DescriptionLevel 3 EON proposes a middle-mile project to leverage its national fiber optic network by opening new access points offering underserved areas a new on-ramp to high-speed services. By investing in additional fiber optic transmission equipment and supporting network elements last mile providers and their subscribers will gain access to the national Internet backbone at lower costs.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMediacom Southeast LLC
Middletown, NY
Application ID478
ContactThomas Larsen
845-695-2754
Tlarsen@mediacomcc.com
Project titleMediacom SBA
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 581,153
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo promote sustainable broadband adoption, Mediacom proposes to form an innovative partnership with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) to turn its broadband network into virtual classroom to provide information on the benefits of broadband and to train and upskill unemployed Iowans. BTOP funds would be used to create video on demand classrooms within certain state facilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantHousing Authority of the City of Prichard
Eight Mile, AL
Application ID482
ContactCharles Pharr
251-456-1022
cpharpha@aol.com
Project titlePrichard Computer Technology Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 975,900
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Housing Authority of the City of Prichard proposes to expand public access to broadband by constructing a Computer Technology Center and encouraging public use. The Center will expand programs offered through the current Neighborhood Networks Center and enhance service for health care delivery, education and children through innovative, interactive learning opporunities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantArrowhead Fiber, Inc
Owatonna, MN
Application ID483
ContactDonny Smith
507-214-1000
dsmith@jagcom.net
Project titleArrowhead Regional Last Mile Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 23,017,861
Loan request$ 5,754,466
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProvide broadband connectivity to every business and residence in this part of the Arrowhead region. This will be provided on a state of the art fiber to the home system capable of gigabit delivery. All premises including homes, anchor institutions and businesses will have these services available.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantPonderosa Cablevision
O Neals, CA
Application ID484
ContactDavid Nelson
559-307-5515
dnelson@instantphone.org
Project titleMillerton Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,926,431
Loan request$ 1,926,431
StatusAwarded
DescriptionExtend broadband services.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWilco Electronic Systems, Inc.
Fort Washington, PA
Application ID486
ContactBrigitte Daniel
215-540-3930
bdaniel@wilcoinc.com
Project titleAccess Beyond Expectations: A Broadband Adoption Network for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,730,860
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWilco Electronic Systems,Inc., a minority-owned private cable operator, will deploy a sustainable fiber network to offer next-generation broadband services to Philadelphia's underserved low-income public housing residents. The network will include adoption applications and equipment to housing authority homes, health facilities, computer centers, and public safety departments.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID487
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Anderson County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,369,599
Loan request$ 2,819,460
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Anderson County, Tennessee and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID488
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Carroll County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 263,742
Loan request$ 215,682
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Carroll County, Indiana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID490
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Montgomery County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 982,298
Loan request$ 821,923
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Montgomery County, Indiana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID491
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Marshall County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,348,288
Loan request$ 1,128,160
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Marshall County, Indiana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWilco Electronic Systems, Inc.
Fort Washington, PA
Application ID492
ContactBrigitte Daniel
215-540-3930
bdaniel@wilcoinc.com
Project titleAccess Beyond Expectations: A Broadband Adoption Network for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,730,860
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWilco Electronic Systems,Inc., a minority-owned private cable operator, will deploy a sustainable fiber network to offer next-generation broadband services to Philadelphia's underserved low-income public housing residents. The network will include adoption applications and equipment to housing authority homes, health facilities, computer centers, and public safety departments.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID493
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Kosciusko County, Indiana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,340,688
Loan request$ 1,958,535
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Kosciusko County, Indiana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantR J Software Solutions, Inc.
Rochdale Village, NY
Application ID494
ContactRobert Jackson, MCP
347-527-3290
perfectcomputerprogrammer@gmail.com
Project titleComputer Technology Learning Center/ Seventh Day Baptist Church
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,759,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionEstablish Computer Technology Learning Center in partnership with the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Brooklyn New York directly across the street from Brevorgg Public Housing project with approximately 10,000 residents. Church is also two blocks from KingsBridge Housing Project with approximately 4000 residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID495
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Webster County, Missouri
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 470,439
Loan request$ 393,633
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Webster County, Missouri and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID496
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Christian County, Missouri
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,670,309
Loan request$ 1,397,606
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Christian County, Missouri and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID497
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Teton County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 224,723
Loan request$ 188,033
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Teton County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID498
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Fergus County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 347,426
Loan request$ 290,704
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Fergus County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID499
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Glacier County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 357,093
Loan request$ 298,792
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Glacier County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID500
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Judith Basin County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 524,527
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Judith Basin County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID501
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Madison County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 220,718
Loan request$ 184,682
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Madison County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID502
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Meagher County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 280,478
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Meagher County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID503
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Mineral County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 713,589
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Mineral County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID504
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Pondera County, Montana
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 129,242
Loan request$ 108,141
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Pondera County, Montana and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNorth Georgia Network Cooperative Inc
Clarkesville, GA
Application ID506
ContactLee Ann Roy
706-864-2196
laroy@windstream.net
Project titleNorth Georgia Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 33,490,537
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 33,490,537
DescriptionNorth Georgia Network is a non-profit, collaboratively-rooted project that will enable a new technology-based economy in North Georgia. A 260-mile regional fiber optic ring will deliver to the region Gigabit speed, reliability, affordability and abundant interconnection points. The network will improve broadband service access for the underserved and stimulate economic growth and job creation.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Cudahy
Cudahy, CA
Application ID507
ContactCarrie Roberts
805-816-6712
carrierobertscfre@msn.com
Project titleAccess to Broadband Technology for Low Income Communities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,650,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe City of Cudahy is applying for broadband technology funds to provide free wireless internet for low income residents of our community. Cudahy, one of the most densely packed urban cities in Los Angeles County, has staggering rates of unemployment, crime, high school dropouts and minimum wage job earners. This broadband access projects seeks to decrease the digital divide for residents.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBaxter County Library
Mountain Home, AR
Application ID510
ContactGwen Khayat
870-425-3598
gwen.k@baxtercountylibrary.org
Project titleBaxter County Library Public Computer Center Enhancement
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 771,250
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project increases the number of workstations with broadband access at the Baxter County Library and its Gassville Branch Library from a total of 17 to a total of 61, and extends the hours they are available from a total of 77 to 125. It includes hardware, software, staff, and an awareness campaign.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantAlphaStar America, LLC
GREENWICH, CT
Application ID511
ContactJeneba Ghatt
240-235-5028
jeneba@ghattlawgroup.com
Project titleAlphaStar America Middle Mile Hybrid Broadband Access Solution
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CT, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, MS, ND, NE, NM, OH, PA, TN, TX, WA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 25,500,234
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWithin months of funding, AlphaStar America will hire hundreds of workers to help it build a low-cost hybrid middle mile network that will not require terrestrial construction or launching of satellites. It will connect local ISPs, schools & municipalities in unserved areas of 20 states to the Internet backbone, giving these rural markets with no legacy systems immediate broadband access.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAllens TV Cable Service, Inc.
Morgan City, LA
Application ID512
ContactGregory Price
985-384-8335
allenstv@atvci.net
Project titleAllen's Cable - FTTX Broadband Network Extension
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,513,697
Loan request$ 3,584,680
StatusAwarded
Description1)To extend a FTTX Network from existing fiber/cable plant into rural areas of three South Louisiana Parishes; 2)To provide underserved citizens with Broadband, Cable TV and Digital Voice Services to enhance entertainment, communications and information; 3)To create jobs(both during & after construction); 4) To stimulate area economic growth; and 5) To support safety and emergency preparedness.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHudson Valley Wireless
Albany, NY
Application ID513
ContactJason Guzzo
518-458-6090
jwguzzo@hvwisp.com
Project titleRensselaer County, NY (Rural Broadband / Public Safety)
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,210,949
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionHudson Valley Wireless and Rensselaer County, NY have partnered to deliver Broadband Internet Access to rural areas and strengthen critical Public Safety Communications. The City of Troy, NY is in a flood plain along with the 911 (PSAP). Existing towers will be used to deliver backup 911 Trunks over the upgraded microwave links and broadband service to rural areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAzulStar Inc
Grand Haven, MI
Application ID515
ContactTyler van Houwelingen
616-842-1104
tyler@azulstar.com
Project titleWest Michigan Broadband
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 7,500,000
Loan request$ 7,500,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description2.5GHz Mobile WiMAX coverage for West Michigan
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTampa Housing Authority
Tampa, FL
Application ID516
ContactLeroy Moore
813-253-0551
leroym@thafl.com
Project titleAccessALL Tampa
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,814,326
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Tampa Housing Authority is transitioning 3,430 public housing units to technologically smart communities through the AccessALL Tampa initiative, with broadband service being offered as a standard amenity in public housing. The Pilot Initiative included will offer computers as standard appliances in 513 units located in four Self Sufficiency oriented communities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantRace Communications, Inc
South San Francisco, CA
Application ID517
ContactRaul Alcaraz
415-376-3311
clec@race.com
Project titleKern County - 5 Service Areas
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 49,278,444
Loan request$ 49,337,762
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project deploys a fiber-to-the-premises network to offer services to un-served and under-served markets in Kern County, California. The project includes last mile rural and last mile remote. The initiative is being developed by Race Communications, Inc. in collaboration with a Mojave-based affiliate. The 5 service areas are: Boron, California City, Mojave, Rosamond, and Tehachapi/Arvin.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHouston Housing Authority
Houston, TX
Application ID518
ContactKenneth Wood
713-260-0540
kwood@housingforhouston.com
Project titleHHA Star Learning Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,908,451
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThrough a Broadband grant, the Houston Housing Authority establish seven Star Learning Centers. These Centers, which include one main computer center and six satellite sites, will offer a wide range of self-sufficiency programming to the agency's low-income clientele in a cost-efficient manner using video conferencing and other technologies.
 
ApplicantHope Through Housing Foundation
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Application ID519
ContactGeorge Searcy
909-322-2177
gsearcy@hthf.org
Project titleCommunity Learning Zones (CLZs)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,362,668
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionHope Through Housing requests funding to open Community Learning Zones at 3 affordable housing communities in Rialto, CA. These facilities will provide low income residents and the surrounding neighborhood access to center-based broadband technology and job training and placement. This project will provide opportunities for professional growth and stability in a community with high unemployment.
 
ApplicantResearch Foundation/CUNY on behalf of the College of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
Application ID523
ContactMichael Kress
718-982-2350
kress@mail.csi.cuny.edu
Project titleStaten Island Community: Computer Centers for Education, Health, Job Training, and Social Welfare
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,205,991
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe College of Staten Island; Richmond University Medical Center; St. John's University; Staten Island University Hospital and Wagner College will develop community-based public computer centers on Staten Island (SI) to fuel economic growth, advances in education and public health through outreach to clinics, social service centers, libraries, job training centers, and faith-based organizations.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantBuffalo & Erie County Public Library
Buffalo, NY
Application ID526
ContactCarol Batt
716-858-7191
battc@buffalolib.org
Project titleCyberTrain: Fostering Access and Learning in Erie County
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 219,430
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProject will enrich career and employment opportunities and enhance technology skill-training for the at-risk and underserved. The Library will add staff to present job-related training classes and provide expanded public availability using mobile CyberTrains and a stationary Training Lab. The Library will partner with Erie Community College offering classes to enhance educational opportunities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantEastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Cherokee, NC
Application ID527
ContactMichell Hicks
828-497-7002
jasolamb@nc-cherokee.com
Project titleCherokee Broadband Enterprise
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,376,376
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Cherokee Broadband Enterprise will use wireless and fiber technology to create a network providing broadband connectivity to rural, remote and un-served communities on the reservation lands. The enterprise is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which has contributed $1.7 million. Significant work has been completed through plan, analyses and contracting with consultants.
 
ApplicantPalm Beach County, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Application ID529
ContactCharles Spalding
561-267-8271
cspalding@pbcgov.org
Project titlePalm Beach Broadband Coalition Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,525,917
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Palm Beach Broadband (PBB) seeks funding to expand efforts to deliver broadband internet access to high poverty underserved communities. PBB will extend our county fiber optic network, build a local fiber loop in the Glades region connecting public community anchor agencies in three cities, and expand the successful Digital Inclusion initiative in qualifying rural and urban neighborhoods.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID530
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Pelham WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 477,235
Loan request$ 477,235
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Pelham, GA. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID532
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Oneida WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 859,698
Loan request$ 859,698
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Oneida, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID533
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Grenada County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 665,010
Loan request$ 556,436
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Grenada County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID534
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Charlotte WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,295,747
Loan request$ 1,295,747
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Charlotte, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNew York State Office for Technology
Albany, NY
Application ID535
ContactMelodie Mayberry-Stewart
518-408-2410
Project titleNYS Thruway Fiber Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,200,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionInstall dark fiber along the NYS Thruway from NY-PA state line to Yonkers to enable CIO/OFT to create local fiber optic connections to counties adjacent to the Thruway to allow for high-speed delivery of state apps to local gov'ts, public safety, and smart grid applications. Fiber may be offered to commercial service providers for broadband expansion or economic dev.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantOlive Hill Community Economic Development Corporation
Morganton, NC
Application ID537
ContactBeverly Carlton
828-439-8893
olivehcedc@live.com
Project titleValdese Public Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 448,805
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project establishes a public computer center in downtown Valdese, NC targeting assistance to disadvantaged businesses, the unemployed, and individuals seeking higher educational attainment. Clients and the public will receive training through collaborative services with the local community college, the small business center, Town of Valdese, and traditionally disadvantaged businesses.
 
ApplicantSurry Community College
Dobson, NC
Application ID538
ContactGeorge Sappenfield
336-386-3280
sappeng@surry.edu
Project titleSurry Community College Public Computing and Workforce Development Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 735,154
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionServing areas of Surry County, these satellite computing centers will expand broadband availability to the poverty stricken, disabled, and unemployed, as well as the public at large. It will provide increased access to training, educational support and awareness, job searches, word processing, and resume writing assistance, as well as general web-based resources and computer literacy classes.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID541
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Whitley City WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 749,404
Loan request$ 749,404
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Whitley City, KY. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID542
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Jones County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,865,176
Loan request$ 1,560,657
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Jones County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantElectronic Information Network, the
Pittsburgh, PA
Application ID543
ContactMary McIntyre
412-622-1940
mcintyrem@einetwork.net
Project titleAllegheny County Broadband Expansion of Public Computing Centers at Libraries
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,496,279
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe proposed project will expand capacity and access to broadband services at Public Computing Centers located in the 73 public libraries in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to benefit the 1.2 million residents. The innovative technology proposed for the region's public library consortium will alleviate current capacity limitations, and provide a platform for future expansions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID544
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lafayette County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,420,579
Loan request$ 1,188,648
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lafayette County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID545
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Alcorn County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 629,194
Loan request$ 526,468
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lamar County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID546
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Kinsman WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 682,186
Loan request$ 682,186
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Kinsman, OH. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID547
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lauderdale County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,990,174
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lauderdale County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID548
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Garrettsville WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 260,207
Loan request$ 260,207
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Garrettsville, OH. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID551
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lee County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,720,436
Loan request$ 2,276,283
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lee County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID552
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Lake Park WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 682,325
Loan request$ 682,325
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Lake Park, GA. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWirelessland Technologies, Inc.
Ripley, MS
Application ID553
ContactChris Marsalis
662-993-2144
marsalis@dixie-net.com
Project titleWLT Winston County BIP/BTOP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 739,062
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWirelessland Technologies (WLT) seeks to expand its current broadband network in Winston County, Mississippi by adding 900 MHz point to multipoint wireless broadband to it's current 2.4 GHz tower sites for the improved throughput. In addition, WLT seeks funding to add tower sites in the underserved communities of Highpoint and Louisville in Winston County, MS.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID555
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Leflore County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,408,725
Loan request$ 1,178,729
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Leflore County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID556
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Moberly WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 184,701
Loan request$ 184,701
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Moberly, MO. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantC. K. Blandin Foundation
Grand Rapids, MN
Application ID557
ContactBernadine Joselyn
218-327-8728
brjoselyn@blandinfoundation.org
Project titleMinnesota Intelligent Rural Communities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,858,219
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 4,858,219
DescriptionThe Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) initiative is a comprehensive, multi-sector approach to sustainable broadband adoption. Through education, training, technical assistance and barrier removal, an array of market development strategies will provide opportunity to residents, small businesses, local governments, and critical needs providers in rural Minnesota.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantXW, LLC
Dallas, TX
Application ID558
ContactDennis Robbins
214-793-8453
drobbins@xtendwave.com
Project titleBroadband Ubiquity via Adaptive Filter Bank Modulation
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 29,200,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project, using XtendwaveTM's Adaptive Filter Bank ModulationTM (AFBMTM) technology, will enable broadband access for virtually all the ~20 million unserved/underserved households in the US by extending the reach of DSL signals to 25k+ feet from a Central Office. Xtendwave chips in line cards and CPE modems will double the DSL area coverage for a given data rate, without digging a single trench.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantSoutheast Tennessee Development District
Chattanooga, TN
Application ID559
ContactGary Sexton
423-424-4261
gsexton@sedev.org
Project titleWorkforce Internet Access Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 54,400
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project will provide internet access to individuals who are visiting Workforce Investment Board Career Centers. Current access is very limited due to a lack of equipment to provide service.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID560
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lincoln County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 713,996
Loan request$ 597,425
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lincoln County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID561
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Mineral WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 246,722
Loan request$ 246,722
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Mineral, VA. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNew York State Office for Technology
Albany, NY
Application ID562
ContactMelodie Mayberry-Stewart
518-408-2140
Project titleNorth Country Connectivity Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,400,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLight OFT fiber from Albany to the Canadian border; extend OFT fiber in Plattsburgh to CBN Connect's proposed fiber build across Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties; CBN Connect to interconnect w/ the Development Authority of the North Country's (DANC) fiber in Nicholville. OFT to connect w/DANC in Syracuse creating a three-entity fiber ring. OFT, DANC & CBN to swap wavelenghts with one another.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID564
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Lowndes County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,057,533
Loan request$ 1,721,608
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Lowndes County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID566
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Marion County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 395,172
Loan request$ 330,654
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Marion County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID567
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Marshall County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 427,786
Loan request$ 357,944
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Marshall County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTwin Valley Telephone, Inc.
Miltonvale, KS
Application ID568
ContactEric Tabor
785-427-9517
eric.tabor@tvtinc.net
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Counties in Rural Kansas
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,437,494
Loan request$ 4,948,849
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTwin Valley Telephone (TVT) proposes to provide last-mile, broadband access to underserved rural areas of north central Kansas. Using licensed and registered wireless spectrum, TVT will leverage its existing state-of-art fiber optic network and rely upon its experienced management team in rapidly deploying affordable broadband service at speeds up to 10 Mbps.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCritical Hub Networks, Inc.
San Juan, PR
Application ID570
ContactCarlo Marazzi
787-728-9000
cmarazzi@caribe.net
Project titlePuerto Rico Bridge Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPR
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 26,376,913
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 25,829,178
DescriptionCreation of a high capacity broadband data bridge and peering network to provide fast, affordable broadband transit service to last mile service providers in underserved and unserved communities in the islands of Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID571
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Monroe County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 889,229
Loan request$ 744,049
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Monroe County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID574
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Montgomery County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 255,087
Loan request$ 213,440
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Montgomery County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantGlenMartin, Inc.
Boonville, MO
Application ID575
ContactTatum Martin
660-882-2734
tatum1@glenmartin.com
Project titleProposal 1: Carrol, Livingston, Linn, Chariton, Grundy, Daviess and Caldwell Counties
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 14,916,960
Loan request$ 186,462
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWireless Broadband Last Mile project offering speeds burstable to 14 Mbps utilizing FSK and OFDM wireless technologies in underserved and unserved Missouri counties of Carrol, Livingston, Linn, Chariton, Grundy, Daviess and Caldwell.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSunflower Broadcasting, Inc.
Wichita, KS
Application ID576
ContactJoan Barrett
316-838-1212
jbarrett@kwch.com
Project titleIncreasing Kansas Broadband Adoption through Marketing, Education and Web Development
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,515,860
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSunflower Broadcasting proposes increasing broadband sustainability and adoption through a targeted marketing campaign on-air and on-line; a comprehensive educational project across the state; and the development of web content for disadvantaged businesses and health service providers.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDickey Rural Telephone Cooperative
Ellendale, ND
Application ID577
ContactJeff Wilson
701-344-5000
jwilson@drtel.com
Project titleDickey Rural Cooperative - Rural Valley City, ND FTTP
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,652,058
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThrough fiber optic technologies, Dickey Rural is proposing to bring the future to rural Valley City, ND. Fiber will be placed to the premise, therefore allowing customers to receive broadband services that are completely new to them. These high quality services will allow customers to access the world like never before while creating the potential for increased growth and quality of life.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID578
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Neshoba County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 515,557
Loan request$ 431,385
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Neshoba County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantZito Media Communications II, LLC
Coudersport, PA
Application ID579
ContactColin Higgin
814-260-9588
colin.higgin@zitomedia.com
Project titleNortheastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania Fiber Ring Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH, PA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,136,904
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 6,136,904
DescriptionThis project is the building of a 382 mile fiber optic ring with 10 gigabits of bandwidth capacity through various rural towns and cities of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania with local fiber optic networks in the communities providing a range of high bandwidth services to businesses, households, public safety agencies and other critical community organizations and institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantZito Media Communications II, LLC
Coudersport, PA
Application ID580
ContactColin Higgin
814-260-9588
colin.higgin@zitomedia.com
Project titleCentral Pennsylvania Fiber Ring Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,361,171
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project is the building of a 318 mile fiber optic ring with 10 gigabits of bandwidth capacity through various rural towns and cities of Central Pennsylvania with local fiber optic networks in the communities providing a range of high bandwidth services to businesses, households, public safety agencies and other critical community organizations and institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID582
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,257,348
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCommunications Infrastructure Group, LLC
Atlanta, GA
Application ID583
ContactDan Ryan
678-332-3630
gcarlisle@berlinatlantic.com
Project titleSequatchie Valley Broadband Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 1,231,892
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCIG is proposing to develop six new tower sites located in rural, underserved Marion and Sequatchie Counties, Tennessee. It will provide increased speeds and enhanced services through a flexible, technology-neutral communications infrastructure for use by all broadband users, including public safety, health care and educational services.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID586
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Pittsfield WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 363,062
Loan request$ 363,062
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Pittsfield, IL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantENMR Telephone Cooperative, Inc. dba ENMR-Plateau
Clovis, NM
Application ID587
ContactBuddy Vaughan
575-389-4376
bvaughan@plateautel.com
Project titleENMR-Plateau Middle Mile
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNM
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 11,252,065
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 11,252,066
DescriptionConstruct middle mile infrastructure to support critical community facilities and community anchor institutions including education, health care, and public safety in several New Mexico communities. The infrastructure will provide high speed broadband with capabilities up to 1 Gbps and beyond for special access and Internet connectivity.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantSomerset Telephone Company
North Anson, ME
Application ID588
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleSomerset Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,313,171
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSomerset Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantGTC, Inc.
Port Saint Joe, FL
Application ID589
ContactPatrick Morse
620-227-4409
pmorse@fairpoint.com
Project titleBroadband Access For Remote Rural Unserved Dog Island Florida
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 137,447
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionFunding from the ARRA will bring broadband access to residents of Dog Island, Florida. GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications' project will install a state-of-the-art ethernet microwave along with broadband carrier facilities on the island. This project will bring needed Internet access to a completely unserved area.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantMcDowell County Schools
Marion, NC
Application ID590
ContactJoan Conway
828-652-4535
joan.conway@mcdowell.k12.nc.us
Project titleOne-to-One Outreach
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,006,872
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMcDowell County Schools application is for acquiring broadband and end-user related equipment for: a)networking capabilities; instrumentation, hardware, software, digital network technology; b)training, education, support, and awareness for school-wide and public outreach campaigns; c)innovative programs to provide public greater access to broadband service, devices, and equipment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNeovision USA Inc
Deer Park, IL
Application ID591
ContactHoward Leventhal
847-533-0541
hleventhal@hotmail.com
Project titlePublic Computer & Communications Center on Wheels, ADA-Compliant, Solar Powered
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL, IN, WI
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 982,840
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWheelchair accessible wireless broadband internet cafe on wheels. Public computer and communications facility in a mobile vehicle accomodating up 18 interior users simultaneously, including 2 in wheelchairs lifted into the vehicle. WiFi hotspot extends usage to up to 256 total users counting those positioned to the exterior with suitably equipped laptops or desktop computers.
 
ApplicantNew Bedford Housing Authority
New Bedford, MA
Application ID594
ContactJoseph Finnerty
508-496-9842
hjay@thecarneycompany.com
Project titleDottin Place Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 452,170
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionA joint venture application of New Bedford Housing Authority, NorthStar Learning Centers (an "SDA") & SHARE (Society for Human Advancement Through Rehabilitation Engineering) to develop a Computer Center at Dottin Place public family housing development primarily targeted to servicing the needs of socially & economically disadvantaged & minority families and people with disabilities in New Bedford
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantEastern Cable Corporation
Corbin, KY
Application ID599
ContactDerek Eubanks
606-258-1150
cable@2geton.net
Project titleWest Knox County Broadband
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,751,704
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe West Knox County Broadband project will provide Last Mile cable broadband to a 26-square mile rural unserved area of Knox County, Kentucky. This project represents an unprecedented effort to deliver high speed digital services and economic development, and improve the quality of life in an economically depressed region that has historically suffered from technological isolation.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCustom Software, Inc.
Rose City, MI
Application ID601
ContactGlenn Wilson
989-685-1001
glenn@customsoft.net
Project titleCustom Software, Inc. dba/M-33 Access
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 24,003,889
Loan request$ 48,735,170
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project includes a network comprised of a fiber-to-the-home and fixed wireless throughout seven remote and rural counties that will support the expansion of high speed data service to homes, businesses, and critical service entities in the northeast portion of the lower peninsula of the State of Michigan. If it were not for this program, this type of deployment would not be possible.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantArvig Telephone Company
Pequot Lakes, MN
Application ID603
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleArvig Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,358,993
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionArvig Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantLittleton Housing Authority
Littleton, CO
Application ID604
ContactBarbara Love
303-795-0314
blove@lhahousing.org
Project titleLittleton Computer Help Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 277,260
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Littleton Computer Help Centers will help provide easy access to computers and the Internet to residents in the Littleton community. Classes such as job skills training and basic computer skills will be available as well as case management services to eligible low income families, seniors, and disabled clients. We will seek to expand broadband access and usage to the these underserved clients.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID606
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Yazoo County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 523,582
Loan request$ 438,099
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Yazoo County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNorris Electric Cooperative
Newton, IL
Application ID607
ContactTim Bohnhoff
618-783-8765
tbohnhoff@norriselectric.com
Project titleNorris Electric Cooperative WiMAX Deployment
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,906,650
Loan request$ 1,439,716
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNorris Electric Cooperative seeks funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses to rural Illinois, a region it has been serving since 1938. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, we will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service with 2 Mbps speeds within 12 months of funding.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantButler Telephone Company, Inc.
Butler, AL
Application ID608
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleButler Telephone Company, Inc.: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,892,920
StatusAwarded
DescriptionButler Telephone Company, Inc., a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID610
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Winston County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 257,921
Loan request$ 215,812
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Winston County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDenver Public Library
Denver, CO
Application ID612
ContactEleanor Glover
720-865-1293
eglover@denverlibrary.org
Project titleTechnology Empowerment
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 250,985
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Denver Public Library proposes a comprehensive Technology Empowerment program: Creation of a Community Technology Center at the Central Library to provide free computer and Internet access; implementation of a curriculum to meet customers' employment, business and lifelong learning needs; and provision of increased bandwidth to ensure adequate Internet connectivity into the foreseeable future.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID613
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Wewoka WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 258,463
Loan request$ 258,463
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Wewoka, OK. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID614
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Wayne County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 365,147
Loan request$ 305,531
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Wayne County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID615
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Hornbeak WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 259,386
Loan request$ 259,386
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Hornbeak, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID616
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Washington County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 3,102,974
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Washington County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMille Lacs Energy Cooperative
Aitkin, MN
Application ID618
ContactJohn Pierson
218-927-2191
johnp@mlecmn.com
Project titleMille Lacs Energy Wireless Broadband
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,679,650
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMLEC is proposing a terrestrial fixed wireless system to provide broadband Internet to 5 remote and unserved areas in north central Minnesota. The technology used will be unlicensed 3.65GHz WiMax. With this technology MLEC will be capable of providing speeds up to 5 MB to the end user. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1,679,650. The amount requested from BIP is 100 percent grant.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID620
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Panola County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 864,960
Loan request$ 422,517
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Panola County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID621
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Leoma WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 434,421
Loan request$ 434,421
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Leoma, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUniversity of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
Application ID622
ContactScott Valcourt
603-862-4489
Scott.Valcourt@unh.edu
Project titleInfrastructure to Broaden Economic Advancement and Mindshare in New Hampshire (I-BEAM-NH)
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 46,271,309
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNew Hampshire has developed a project that builds partnerships between public and private entities to address the state's broadband access and connectivity needs in the areas of education, public safety, health care, transportation and economic development. Using fiber optics, wireless microwave and wired solutions, New Hampshire's proposal meets the needs of our citizens.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID623
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Prague WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 151,663
Loan request$ 151,663
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Prague, OK. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID624
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Union County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 492,173
Loan request$ 411,819
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Union County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantScott County Telephone Cooperative
Gate City, VA
Application ID625
ContactWilliam Franklin
276-452-9119
billfranklin@sctc.org
Project titleFTTP South Scott County
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 17,006,799
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis will be a FTTP Project to provide the Triple Play to 4,365 residential and business customers in rural Southern Scott County. All locations will be served with a FTTP network with Gigabit Active Ethernet electronics. This FTTP South Scott County Project will give broadband access to all customers who do not have broadband access at this time.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantChatham Telephone Company
Chatham, MI
Application ID627
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleChatham Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,605,935
StatusAwarded
DescriptionChatham Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID629
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Parrish WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 337,307
Loan request$ 337,307
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Parrish, AL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNorthwest Florida Business Development Council Inc
Marianna, FL
Application ID630
ContactRichard Marcum
850-785-1768
johnene@johnenemarcumcpa.com
Project titleOpportunity Florida Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 40,360,521
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOpportunity Florida, a regional economic development organization, seeks to create a rural WiMAX broadband network. Together with PAEC, a regional education support agency, it will invite existing ISPs to contract for the resulting broadband capacity to reach beyond the core populated areas to provide affordable wireless broadband to consumers & businesses in the less dense rural areas in NW FL.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDelta County Tele-Comm, Inc.
Paonia, CO
Application ID631
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleDelta County Tele-Comm, Inc.: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,353,216
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDelta County Tele-Comm, Inc., a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID632
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Pearl River County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,402,938
Loan request$ 1,173,887
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Pearl River County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantStrategic Technology Communications, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
Application ID634
ContactDeborah Long
480-281-6400
dlong@stc-comm.com
Project titleLa Paz County Broadband Initiative
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,328,529
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe La Paz County Broadband Initiative is will provide critical broadband connectivity to the towns of Bouse, Parker, Quartzite and the Colorado River Indian Tribe. This area on the West, Central border of AZ and completely isolated from mainstream connectivity. Strategic Technology Communications will provide last mile connectivity via wireless infrastructure to all residents in this area.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID635
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Cairo WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 160,673
Loan request$ 160,673
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Cairo, IL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHome Telephone Company
Condon, OR
Application ID636
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleHome Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaOR
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,337,020
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionHome Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID637
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Tippah County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 261,656
Loan request$ 218,937
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Tippah County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID638
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Pike County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,262,551
Loan request$ 1,056,421
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Pike County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID639
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Woodlawn WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 339,173
Loan request$ 339,173
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Woodlawn, TN. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantIsland Telephone Company
Beaver Island, MI
Application ID640
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleIsland Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,773,496
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIsland Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Boston
Boston, MA
Application ID641
ContactDonna Sorgi
617-635-4097
Donna.Sorgi@cityofboston.gov
Project titleBBNET- Boston Broadband Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,947,999
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionA last mile network, backhauled on City's existing fiber network, with new middle mile high-speed connection to City fiber from public housing. The network will provide free in-home internet access at 3/1mbps to City's lowest income, most vulnerable,majority-minority citizens in underserved neighborhood and public safety "hot spots"enabling field access by police to crime fighting data.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantABG Wireless, LLC
Lawrenceburg, TN
Application ID642
ContactKevin Wright
615-714-2028
wrightsource@bellsouth.net
Project titleABG Network Expansion
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL, TN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 999,304
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionABG Wireless, LLC currently provides Broadband Internet Service to rural Lawrence County Tennessee, but many areas in our community still remain unserved or underserved when it comes to high speed Internet service. We are seeking funding in order to increase our coverage area in Lawrence County, making Broadband Internet Service available and affordable to all of our communities.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantFirst Step Internet, LLC
Moscow, ID
Application ID643
ContactKevin Owen
208-882-8869
kowen@fsr.com
Project titleCentral North Idaho Regional Broadband Network Expansion
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,496,014
Loan request$ 1,496,014
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 2,393,623
DescriptionMulti-user regional broadband network backbone designed to expand capacity to schools, libraries, hospitals ,safety agencies and medical facilities throughout several un-served and under-served areas and communities in the Counties of Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho and Clearwater impacting 46,308 residents, 21,228 households, 13,125 square miles and 8,925 census blocks.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID644
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Bushnell WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 151,657
Loan request$ 151,657
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Bushnell, IL. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantLeslie County Telephone Company
Hyden, KY
Application ID645
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleLeslie County Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,448,166
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLeslie County Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe West Penobscot Telephone and Telegraph Company
Corinna, ME
Application ID646
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleW Penobscot Telephone Telegraph Co: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaME
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 838,480
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe West Penobscot Telephone and Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantUtopian Wireless Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Application ID647
ContactRudolph Geist
Project titleUtopian Riegelwood WiMax Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 233,721
Loan request$ 233,721
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will bring WiMAX infrastructure to rural communities in and around Riegelwood, NC. Utopian will provide 4G portable/mobile broadband access over licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum to underserved households and businesses and provide discounted services to community anchor institutions. The project prioritizes job creation and economic development through improved access to broadband.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantState Library of Ohio
Columbus, OH
Application ID650
ContactStephen Hedges
614-728-5252
hedgesst@oplin.org
Project titleOPLIN Router Upgrades
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 123,600
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) provides and manages a physical network connecting Ohio public libraries to the Internet. This middle mile infrastructure project will replace end-of-life routers in 56 rural library locations. The new routers will handle either TDM (T1) or Ethernet (fiber) traffic ranging up to 300 Mbps to cover both current and future OPLIN networking needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUrban Communications Transport Corp.
Bronx, NY
Application ID651
ContactStuart Reid
718-401-5913
stureid@live.com
Project titleNew York City Broadband Infrastructure Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 27,100,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionA partnership of leading digital inclusion advocates and broadband service providers proposes a hybrid fiber/wireless broadband program that provides affordable Internet access and stimulates its adoption for 140,000 families residing in underserved New York City Housing Authority developments, connecting the City's poorest and most vulnerable citizens to critial 21st century technology & services
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantGoodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Savannah, GA
Application ID652
ContactWilliam Oakley
912-354-6611
bill@goodwillsavannahga.org
Project titleGoodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire's Public Cyber Access Program (PCAP)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA, SC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 765,503
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionGoodwill's Public Cyber Access Program is a three pronged approach offering increased, affordable public access to computers and related technology through: 1.) A Cyber Cafe, 2.)Fourteen (14) Cyber Access Centers and 3.) Two (2) retail stores offering high quality refurbished computer equipment and braoadband subscriptions at reasonable costs.
 
ApplicantCollege of Menominee Nation
Keshena, WI
Application ID653
ContactJill Martin
715-799-5600
jmartin@menominee.edu
Project titleComprehensive Community Technology Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWI
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,352,530
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCMN's proposed Comprehensive Computer Technology Center will allow the college to provide previously unavailable high speed internet access through a community technology center to vulnerable persons from 9am to 9pm Monday through Sunday. The center will also provide technology-based community education, critically needed community support activities and job training.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantEastern Shore of VIrginia Broadband Authority
Wachapreague, VA
Application ID655
ContactCheryl Tyson
757-787-1908
ctyson@esvabroadband.net
Project titleEastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Initiative - Middle Mile Buildout
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,700,099
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBroadband infrastructure buildout for Accomack and Northampton counties located on the Eastern Shore of Virgina. This development builds on the existing Broadband backbone network. The focus of this phase of the initiative is to build Middle mile to facilitate connections to anchor institutions including Public Safety, Healthcare, Education, Government buildings and Libraries.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHAWKEYE TELEPHONE COMPANY
HAWKEYE, IA
Application ID656
ContactBrad Biffar
402-426-6219
bbiffar@htleng.com
Project titleHawkeye Telephone Company Rural Broadband Expansion
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,623,608
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Hawkeye Telephone Company will construct a broadband fiber optical network replacing the last mile of a deteriorating copper cable plant. This network design and construction will take full advantage of current and future technology advances providing 70 mbps to 100mbps broadband services for the residential and business customer.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantALTIUS Broadband LLC
Phoenix, MD
Application ID657
ContactJim Connor
410-667-1638
jconnor@altiusbroadband.com
Project titleALTIUS Rural Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaKY, MD
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 762,261
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionALTIUS Broadband has a comprehensive plan that will blanket North East Kentucky and Northern Maryland with broadband internet access. It will dramatically improve the use of related technology to the underserved and non-served areas of Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties in Maryland and Mason, Fleming, Lewis, Bath, Bracken, Nicholas, Harrison and Pendleton counties in Kentucky.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
Applicant@Link Services LLC
Oklahoma City, OK
Application ID661
ContactKerry Conn
405-343-8232
kerrylconn@gmail.com
Project titleUnderserved, Rural Oklahoma
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,274,757
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description@Link Services proposes to improve broadband infrastructure in areas contiguous to the current service areas that are underserved. @Link will improve the coverage of existing towers to serve difficult to serve households with a documented demand for service.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID663
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Prentiss County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 515,605
Loan request$ 431,425
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Prentiss County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID664
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Tate County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 262,747
Loan request$ 219,849
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Tate County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID667
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Scott County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 524,506
Loan request$ 438,873
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Scott County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
Applicant@Link Services LLC
Okahoma City, OK
Application ID668
ContactKerry Conn
405-343-8232
kerrylconn@gmail.com
Project titleOklahoma Broadband and BBQ
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,794,349
StatusApplication Not Funded
Description@Link Services LLC proposes to stimulate demand and provide broadband education, awareness training and equipment to vulnerable, rural populations by organizing community events, enticing event participation with Oklahoma BBQ and providing a personal, social connection through which we will establish the internet as relevant in the daily lives of rural Oklahomans.
 
ApplicantMuseum of Science
Boston, MA
Application ID670
ContactGail Breslow
617-589-0387
gbreslow@mos.org
Project titleBroadening Access, Broadening Horizons: The Computer Clubhouse College/Career Program
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, MA, PA, TX
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,672,512
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOur goal is to create lasting job and educational prospects for youth in underserved communities by starting 4 Computer Clubhouses in economically distressed communities; and improving existing Clubhouses' ability to serve as assets for the economic development of their communities, transitioning Clubhouse users to adulthood by providing opportunities to access internships, jobs, and education.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID672
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,527,997
Loan request$ 2,115,263
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp., with Schurz Communications Inc., will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Somerset County, Pennsylvania and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSouth Central Telephone Association, INC
Medicine Lodge, KS
Application ID674
ContactEric Ryker
620-930-8060
eryker@sctelcom.com
Project titleKS551 - Lake City & Sun City Rural FTTH
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 871,200
StatusAwarded
Other Funding$ 3,550,800
DescriptionSouth Central will build FTTH broadband (BB) services to all unserved establishments in the exchanges of Lake and Sun City. The communities of Lake and Sun City are already on FTTH. Reduced cost BB will be provided to emergency service providers, critical care patients and free BB to the local Library. Purchase a billing/accounting/records managements system and an integrated GIS mapping system.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID675
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Sunflower County, Mississippi
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 879,473
Loan request$ 735,886
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Sunflower County, Mississippi and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantVIKING Broadband, Inc.
Story, WY
Application ID676
ContactElizabeth Vaala
307-752-7092
evaala@vikingcable.net
Project titleVIKING'S East of Billings Fiber Future
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,875,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionVIKING Broadband is poised to roll out fiber to customers in the rural area east of Billings, MT - from Shepherd and Huntley to Pompeys Pillar. As a cable operator with a foundation of services including video, data and voice, VIKING is proposing to extend its network over fiber in an area that includes the planned Billings Bypass and the Camino-Real International Trade Corridor.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDeKalb County School System
Decatur, GA
Application ID677
ContactMindy DiSalvo
678-676-1052
disalvom@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
Project titleDeKalb Public Computer Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,700,048
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDeKalb County Schools proposes six public computer centers in densely populated, underserved communities that have low educational attainment, lack of access to the internet, high unemployment, and the nation's largest refugee population. The centers will create and save jobs, provide broadband education, training, equipment, and support and improve education, healthcare, safety, and employment.
 
ApplicantCricket Communications, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Application ID684
ContactLaurie Itkin
858-882-6226
litkin@cricketcommunications.com
Project titleCricket Project Change Access
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, DC, MD, TN, TX
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,600,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCricket, with One Economy, proposes to launch Project Change Access. Based on the success of a Portland, OR, pilot, Change Access strives to achieve sustainable broadband adoption for 23,000 low-income families primarily in Baltimore, Houston, Memphis, San Diego and Washington, D.C. by providing subsidized wireless broadband service, modems, access to content, and digital literacy training.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantAirband Communications, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Application ID691
ContactJustin Spagnolo
469-791-0066
jspagnolo@airband.com
Project titleBroadband Middle-Mile Project to Provide High Capacity Bandwidth to a Community Anchor Institution.
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, MO, TX
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 495,840
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAirband Communications will provide high capacity bandwidth to a community anchor institution. The project will encompass multiple markets and the resulting network infrastructure will allow wireless broadband access to most businesses in coverage, simultaneouly driving broadband demand and meeting the specific needs of a nationwide healthcare provider.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Bardstown
Bardstown, KY
Application ID692
ContactNahom Ayele
502-348-5947
nayele@bardstowncable.net
Project titleBroadband to Fairfield Kentucky
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 23,883
Loan request$ 49,259
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Primary goal of the project is to provide broadband cable internet services to the rural city of Fairfield, Kentucky 40020 that will increase the citizens' access to education, health and job opportunities thereby increasing the economic opportunities for this town.
 
ApplicantStarTouch, Inc.
Ferndale, WA
Application ID693
ContactStacie Scheffer
360-543-5679
amoore@startouch.com
Project titleStarTouch Microwave and Fiber Optic Network Uprade & Expansion
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,982,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo establish a 'middle mile' broadband microwave and fiber optic infrastructure back haul, which will provide up to a gigabit of backbone services. This including up to 200Mbps in various cities where anchor institutes are located throughout the state. Especially in areas that lack sufficient and affordable network capacity from existing providers, if any service at all.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCALNEVA BROADBAND, LLC
Clovis, CA
Application ID700
ContactThomas Gelardi
559-298-1464
tgcvc@sbcglobal.net
Project titleTopac/Golden Shores Expansion
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 280,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProject extends CalNeva's existing broadband footprint (which serves the City of Needles, CA and rural Mohave County, AZ) to include the unincorporated Mohave County, Az. areas of Topac and Golden Shores. Project fiber connects the areas to Needles, converts the existing cable plant to "two way" and provides wireline broadband service to the areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantEvertek, Inc.
Everly, IA
Application ID701
ContactRoxanne White
712-834-2255
rwhite@evertek.net
Project titleEducational Broadband for the Betterment of Iowa (EBBI)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 798,596
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionEducational Broadband for the Betterment of Iowa or (EBBI) will increase broadband awareness, education and availability to those who are credit challenged, on limited income or in need of educational improvement.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Sandy Oregon
Sandy, OR
Application ID702
ContactScott Lazenby
503-668-5533
slazenby@ci.sandy.or.us
Project titleSandy Broadband Infrastructure Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaOR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 374,537
Loan request$ 374,548
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThe Sandy Broadband Infrastructure Project will provide broadband service to an underseved rural area. It will improve and expand wireless Internet service provided by SandyNet, a municipal Internet service provider operated by the City of Sandy. The project will add new antenna towers upgrade equipment to 8mbps capacity, and provide fiber backhaul.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantSpacenet Inc
McLean, VA
Application ID704
ContactAlan Freece
703-848-1283
Alan.Freece@Spacenet.com
Project titleOpen Skies Texas
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 37,930,228
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSpacenet proposes to deploy high-speed satellite-based services to community anchors, public safety agencies, businesses and consumers in rural, underserved areas of Texas. Our technology can be rolled out immediately, with prices and speeds not previously available. By overcoming existing barriers to rural broadband adoption, this project will quickly create jobs and stimulate local economies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCalifornia Rural Service Area #1, Inc. (referred to as U.S. Cellular)
Chicago, IL
Application ID707
ContactJohn Gockley
773-864-3167
John.Gockley@USCellular.com
Project titleConnecting Rural California: Mobile Broadband for Health, Safety and Economic Development
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,951,002
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionU.S. Cellular will further its commitment to rural California by providing broadband largely over its existing wireless network. This shovel-ready project can bring the promise of the Internet to rural, underserved and vulnerable populations faster and cheaper than any other technology - while also providing jobs, spurring economic growth and enhancing public safety.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantTekstar Communications, Inc
Perham, MN
Application ID710
ContactMark Birkholz
218-346-8868
mark.birkholz@arvig.com
Project titleNaytahwaush Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,103,397
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNaytahwaush is located in rural Mahnomen County 15 miles east of the county seat on the White Earth Indian Reservation. A successful broadband project in this rural remote Unserved area will serve 315 households, total population 534. Also serving all community anchors including critical facilities, medical, public safety services, tribal government buildings, and the school will be served.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSpacenet Inc
McLean, VA
Application ID711
ContactAlan Freece
703-848-1283
Alan.Freece@Spacenet.com
Project titleOpen Skies Colorado
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 18,079,226
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSpacenet proposes to deploy high-speed satellite-based services to community anchors, public safety agencies, businesses and consumers in rural, underserved areas of Colorado. Our technology can be rolled out immediately, with prices and speeds not previously available. By overcoming existing barriers to rural broadband adoption, this project will quickly create jobs and stimulate local economies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSpacenet Inc
McLean, VA
Application ID712
ContactAlan Freece
703-848-1283
Alan.Freece@Spacenet.com
Project titleOpen Skies Idaho
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 14,671,009
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSpacenet proposes to deploy high-speed satellite-based services to community anchors, public safety agencies, businesses and consumers in rural, underserved areas of Idaho. Our technology can be rolled out immediately, with prices and speeds not previously available. By overcoming existing barriers to rural broadband adoption, this project will quickly create jobs and stimulate local economies.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNexus Systems Inc
Monroe, LA
Application ID713
ContactMark Stevenson
318-340-0750
msteve@nexussystems.net
Project titleDevelopment of Economical Broadband Infrastructure (DEBI) in Louisiana Delta Parishes
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 23,691,756
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDevelopment of Economical Broadband Infrastructure (DEBI) in LA Delta Parishes will consist of the construction of a fiber ring that will provide inter-connectivity opportunities for Last Mile Projects to be developed in 14 rural Louisiana Delta parishes. Entities that have the opportunity to be served in the Project include unserved and underserved households, businesses, and anchor institutions.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMid-State Telephone Company
New London, MN
Application ID715
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleMid-State Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,376,308
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMid-State Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantHart County Public Library
Munfordville, KY
Application ID716
ContactVicki Logsdon
270-524-1953
hcpl@scrtc.com
Project titleHart County Public Library Technology Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,360,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWe wish to add a technology center to the existing public library. This will include 20 computers for adults, 10 for children and 10 for teens/young adults. The proposal also includes the addition of an elevator for handicapped accessibility.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantLumbee River Electric Membership Corporation
Red Springs, NC
Application ID719
ContactDavid Altman
910-843-7947
david.altman@lumbeeriver.com
Project titleLumbee River EMC Broadband Economic Development Initiative
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,520,943
Loan request$ 5,520,943
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLumbee River Electric Corporation (the lead Applicant) and Southeastern Utilities Development Inc. (SUD), are partnering together to provide high speed broadband services and smart grid electrical services, to bring economic development to a shared Southern North Carolina rural underserved area of the state.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCopper Valley Wireless, Inc.
Valdez, AK
Application ID720
ContactDave Dengel
907-835-7701
ddengel@cvtc.org
Project titleCopper Valley Wireless-McCarthy, AK Microwave
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,216,450
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe proposed middle mile project will extend terrestrial connectivity to McCarthy, AK. McCarthy is a remote rural community with voice service provided by Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative using fixed wireless with airtime from CVW. The project will provide special access to the local telephone cooperative, as well as the interexchange carriers to provide high speed broadband to the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantWabash Mutual Telephone Company
Wabash, OH
Application ID721
ContactMike Boley
419-942-1111
mikeb@wabash.com
Project titleWabash Mutual Telephone Company, Fort Recovery Area FTTH Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,174,787
Loan request$ 2,201,042
StatusAwarded
DescriptionInstall an optical fiber network in the proposed region providing an advanced robust technology, allowing digital television, high-speed internet at speeds in excess of 3Mbps, and telephone services to be delivered to the area. Area is to be served from an office in Fort Recovery. Proposed design allows adoption of future technologies as broadband requirements increase beyond today's technology.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantVermont Telephone Company, Inc.
Springfield, VT
Application ID722
ContactMichel Guite
802-885-7000
mguite@vermontel.com
Project titleBroadband GigE on Fiber to All VTel Subscribers & 700 MHz Wireless to All Unserved Southern Vermont!
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 56,661,410
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWorld-class broadband fiber and wireless comprising: (A) First-in-Vermont active optical fiber network, with dedicated fiber from every VTel home to central office, increasing DSL speeds to GigE (billion bits/second) to every VTel customer at no extra cost. (B) First-in-Vermont 700 MHz Wireless access to every unserved and underserved home and office in southern Vermont.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantRescue Partners Of Atlanta LLC
Smyrna, GA
Application ID723
ContactCraig Wright
404-952-1328
wrytekinc@yahoo.com
Project titleWireless Broadband District 3
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,740,200
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis proposal is to build a Wireless Network Grid for all of District #3 an underserved portion of Atlanta, Ga. known as "The Historical Westside. Grid coverage will include Atlantic Station & The Marrietta Corridor. Several educational institutions will benefit from this coverage. The wireless mesh is intended for elementary, high school, & college students, as well businesses & residents.
 
ApplicantBEK Communications Cooperative
Steele, ND
Application ID725
ContactDerrick Bulawa
701-475-2361
derrick@bektel.com
Project titleRural Burleigh County, ND FTTP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,986,473
Loan request$ 2,016,571
StatusAwarded
DescriptionBEK's proposed FTTP project will provide broadband services to the underserved in rural Burleigh County. This will aid business growth, public safety and quality of life. BEK provides broadband service near this area where 53 percent penetration has been achieved. 22 percent of users derive household income from using the Internet. BEK will duplicate this in the proposed area.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSmithville Digital, LLC
Ellettsville, IN
Application ID726
ContactBart Bretsch
812-935-2331
bretsch@smithville.net
Project titleFiber Optic Infrastructure Connectivity for Greene County Schools and Communities
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,780,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Project will provide 45 miles of Fiber Optic Infrastructure and partner with Crane Naval Base and Ivy Tech Community College to connect 5 area High Schools and One Elementary School in Greene County, IN. This will allow the high schools to provide buildings to support adult education and broadband to Lyons, Switz City, Jasonville, Linton, Bloomfield, Worthington and Rural Green County.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBEK Communications Cooperative
Steele, ND
Application ID727
ContactDerrick Bulawa
701-475-2361
derrick@bektel.com
Project titleBEK Communications' Computer Center Partnership with Area Schools
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 725,623
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBEK's PCC partnership will help provide technology improvements to small, rural schools in our operating area. This will provide an equal opportunity to students in these schools by upgrading old, outdated equipment such as computers, broadband service, ITV equipment, smart boards and network servers. BEK will help these students bridge the technology gap that plagues rural schools.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDelta Communications, LLC dba Clearwave Communications
Harrisburg, IL
Application ID729
ContactRaymond Cagle
618-294-8026
rcagle@clearwave.com
Project titleSouthern Illinois Middle Mile
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 30,758,237
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionClearwave's Middle Mile Project consists of 700 miles of fiber optic cable with 38 interconnection points in predominantly underserved rural communities in southern Illinois. We will provide carrier class, metro type services to the broadest mix of users, to include discounted rates for key public entities. Additionally, our plan includes an 18 county Next Generation 911 private network.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMcMinnville Access Company
McMinnville, OR
Application ID733
ContactKathy Tate
503-883-6278
ktate@onlinenw.com
Project titleWillamette Valley Rural Broadband
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,359,600
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo increase broadband adoption and broadband throughput available to rural unserved and underserved areas of Yamhill, Polk and Marion counties in Northwest Oregon. To enhance an existing broadband network with stability and capacity that can later be extended to surrounding rural areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantBEK Communications Cooperative
Steele, ND
Application ID734
ContactDerrick Bulawa
701-475-2361
derrick@bektel.com
Project titleBEK "Bytes" Computer Class
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 42,650
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBEK believes technology education is important to its communities for sustainable broadband usage. BEK has invested in training for over five years. The BEK "Bytes"Computer Class along with the video over Internet Protocol program will allow us to continue to provide free training to the public. This grant will assist in purchasing the necessary equipment for hands-on training.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantHispanic Information and Telecommunications Networks Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
Application ID737
ContactJoseph Dolan
646-731-3635
hqueiro@hitn.org
Project titleHITN CBO Connect SBA
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 11,878,375
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionA national multi-platform network of Community Based Organizations that provides broadband access, provides community computer centers, helps create jobs and lowers the cost of delivering government programs at the grassroots level to promote sustainable broadband adoption, with an emphasis on empowering low-income, minority and Hispanic residents to use technology to improve their lives.
 
ApplicantNordeen Technical Training, LLC
Conroe, TX
Application ID739
ContactSteven Nordeen
281-814-0956
sdnordeen@gmail.com
Project titleThe Copperwood Learning Center and Tamarac Pines Learning Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 132,550
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo serve local HUD sponsored apartment residents by updating the obsolete equipment in an existing computer center (The Copperwood Learning Center), establishing a new computer center in a HUD sponsored apartment complex that lacks one (Tamarac Pines), and hiring staff to install and maintain equipment, teach classes, and tutor residents and volunteers.
 
ApplicantBroadband for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Washington, DC
Application ID740
ContactRobert Davila
301-865-1343
drrdavila@aol.com
Project titleBroadband for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 70,000,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will address the significant problem of low broadband usage in the deaf community by providing broadband access to low-income deaf Americans for a period of two years. Broadband access has the potential to remedy the isolation and marginalization faced by many deaf Americans due to cultural barriers and economic factors.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantLumity
Chicago, IL
Application ID750
ContactPaul Cusimano
312-372-4872
pcusimano@lumity.org
Project titleLumity Community Centers Of Excellence Program
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 762,472
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLumity, a nonprofit with expertise in technology and financial services for nonprofits, will provide its skills in creating and improving community technology centers to create four centers with Aunt Martha's Healthcare Network & Youth Service Center, to provide digital literacy services and public access to un/underserved residents of Chicago's southeast side and south suburban Cook County, IL.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTowerStream 1, Incorporated
Middletown, RI
Application ID753
ContactJoseph Hernon
401-848-5848
jhernon@towerstream.com
Project titleTowerStream Last Mile Project for Wireless Broadband - Chicago
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,419,953
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will use the most advanced wireless technology to bring high speed broadband to under-served and vulnerable urban populations through a sustainable business model ensuring reliable and affordable coverage.The project affords opportunities for job creation and economic growth for small business as well as supporting anchor institutions, including healthcare and educational facilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantVistaNet Ventures, Inc
Sebring, FL
Application ID755
ContactSidney Pollard
863-386-1226
pollardj@vistanet.net
Project titleThe Florida "High-Speed Heartland" Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 66,086,850
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOur proposed Florida "High-Speed Heartland"Project will bring the benefits and economic opportunities of a universal and affordable broadband access network to the residents, businesses, and public organizations in Florida Heartland region, a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC), through deployment of a high performance wireless broadband network.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDCT 1 Streeter & Gackle
Carrington, ND
Application ID757
ContactKeith Larson
701-652-3184
keithl@daktel.com
Project titleDakota Central Telecom l - Streeter and Gackle
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,252,250
StatusAwarded
Other Funding$ 2,499,597
DescriptionDakota Central Telecom I's FTTP project will provide broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations in portions of Streeter and Gackle, North Dakota Exchanges that are currently remote, rural and unserved. This project will provide needed broadband services and create the potential for increased business growth, public safety, and quality of life for the residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID760
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Bedford County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,479,460
Loan request$ 1,237,916
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Bedford County, Tennessee and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCommunityConnect, Inc.
Anderson, SC
Application ID761
ContactMichael LaFrance
864-965-9000
mlafrance@ccrealm.com
Project titleCommunityConnect Wireless Broadband Public/Private Partnership for Rural Upstate SC
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaSC
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 6,848,046
Loan request$ 2,934,878
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe goals of this project are to bring broadband and high speed internet to under and unserved areas of South Carolina's Upstate region. The project will serve County agencies in support of public safety & emergency services. The project will also serve the households and businesses of the tri-county region, immediately create dozens of high-paying jobs and stimulate the local economy.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID764
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Chester County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 248,560
Loan request$ 207,979
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Chester County, Tennessee and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantClear Partner Holdings LLC
Kirkland, WA
Application ID766
ContactCathleen Massey
202-351-5033
cathy.massey@clearwire.com
Project titlePuerto Rico 4G Mobile WiMAX Portal to the Future
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPR
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,280,800
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionClear Partner Holdings LLC (a Clearwire subsidiary) proposes an open, IP-based wireless WiMAX network to bring 21st century broadband services and applications to the underserved San Juan-Caguas area of Puerto Rico. The project will help to remedy the problem of limited broadband adoption, availability and affordability by underserved consumers, public safety agencies and educational institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantDigitalBridge Communications Corp.
Ashburn, VA
Application ID768
ContactWilliam Wallace
703-723-6272
william.wallace@dbcmail.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband for Underserved Portions of Coffee County, Tennessee
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,866,298
Loan request$ 1,561,597
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDigitalBridge Communications Corp. will bring affordable, fourth-generation broadband services to the underserved portions of Coffee County, Tennessee and key anchor institutions. As a proven WiMAX operator, DBC brings the track record needed to promptly deploy, generate jobs, and ensure financial sustainability at a very low cost-per-household-covered.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNPG Cable, INC
St. Joseph, MO
Application ID769
ContactGary Chesser
816-273-0298
gary.chesser@npgco.com
Project titleHillcrest Bay Parker AZ - Project No. AZ0185334
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 222,350
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionExtend Hybrid Fiber Coax infrastructure 4.2 miles to unserved rural community. Includes construction of 4.2 miles of fiber optic cable and 2.1 mi. of 870MHz HFC coaxial RF cable network.
 
ApplicantSIMPLY BITS, L.L.C.
Tucson, AZ
Application ID770
ContactMichael Bernstein
520-545-0402
mikeb@simplybits.com
Project titleSanta Cruz County/Pima County,So Arizona Rural Broadband Expansion Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,182,390
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDesign and develop Middle Mile and Last Mile Fixed Wireless infrastructure in Santa Cruz and lower Pima County. Local provider will bring high-speed broadband service to un-served and under-served area and provide quality high-speed Internet connections to facilitate tele-medicine and emergency services, and increase access for education, public safety, commercial and residential uses.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMunicipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York
Utica, NY
Application ID771
ContactJohn Furman
315-735-5246
jfurman@uticamha.org
Project titleCity of Utica Public Computer Center Program
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,054,288
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDesigned to increase broadband access to low-income & immigrant communities, the program will expand the capacity of the Housing Authority's existing computer centers as well as create new centers. A partnership of local colleges and local companies will offer computer and networking training. A Youth Technology Corps will be developed to engage young people to promote broadband awareness.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNortheast Louisiana Telephone Comany, Inc.
Collinston, LA
Application ID773
ContactWilliam George
318-874-7011
mgeorge@northeasttel.net
Project titleNortheast Louisiana Telephone Co. FTTH & Broadband Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,359,000
Loan request$ 8,124,600
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThis project will consist of a fiber to the home system to serve the communities of Bonita and Collinston in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. This will be an active Ethernet system with symmetrical speeds in excess of 20mbs. Equipment will consist of a large capacity router, a softswitch for voice, an IPTV headend for video and all associated electronics and buried fiber to implement the project.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAmerican Fiber Systems, Inc.
Rochester, NY
Application ID774
ContactRichard Coyle
702-949-7934
rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project titleBTOP: Expanding & Enabling Broadband Technology & Competition in the Boise, ID area
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaID
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,710,332
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready Mid Mile project will provide underserved areas, anchor institutions, children, health care, education & businesses with cost effective scalable access to a state of the art high capacity fiber network designed to provide broadband services & enable multiple Last Mile Providers. Since 2000, AFS has deployed & currently operates 9 open access networks of similar or greater scale.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantNative Broadband Satellite, LLC
Anchorage, AK
Application ID775
ContactJonathan Glass
212-286-8702
jglass@counciltree.com
Project titleNative Broadband Satellite
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, HI
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 221,028,779
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNative Broadband will build, launch and operate a high capacity geostationary orbiting satellite bringing broadband services to households and institutions in the vast unserved and underserved rural areas of both Alaska and Hawaii.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSRT Communications, Inc.
Minot, ND
Application ID776
ContactSteven Lysne
701-858-5246
stevedl@srttel.com
Project titleSRT Communications-North Central ND FTTP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 35,173,370
Loan request$ 35,173,371
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSRT Communications proposes a FTTP upgrade to serve 25 of its rural North Dakota exchanges. This project will provide needed broadband services to households, businesses, and key community organizations that are currently underserved and will create the potential for increased business growth, public safety services and quality of life for the residents of these rural communities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantEverypath Communications
West Chester, OH
Application ID777
ContactDon Shirley
513-484-1516
Project titleEverypath Ambulatory Broadband Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 25,425,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Everypath Ambulatory Broadband Network is a complete "rural community broadband network on wheels" capable of delivering point-to-multipoint broadband to unserved markets. The broadband network is immediately deployable ("shovel-ready"), adaptable to market conditions, provides 100 percent coverage of targeted unserved census blocks, and builds a foundation for additional services.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWildBlue Communications, Inc.
Englewood, CO
Application ID778
ContactLisa Scalpone
720-554-7507
lscalpone@wildbluecorp.com
Project titleEducation, Training & Discounted Satellite Broadband Program for Rural Low-Income Persons in CO & WY
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 15,482,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWildBlue proposes a comprehensive program to educate, train and affordably provide satellite broadband to rural, low-income Colorado and Wyoming citizens. With its partner One Economy, WildBlue will provide community based education and training, free satellite broadband equipment, a subsidized netbook and permanent monthly fee reductions to unserved households and small community institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantFree Public of Irvington N J
Irvington, NJ
Application ID779
ContactJoan Whittaker
973-372-6400
jewelaine@aol.com
Project titlePublic Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNJ
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 428,014
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Irvington Public Library proposes to expand Internet access and broadband technology to Irvington,Essex County and neighboring communities. This will be accomplished through the addition of 25 laptop computers for loan to the general population. We will also upgrade the current T1 line.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNorth Dakota Co. d/b/a SRT
Minot, ND
Application ID782
ContactSteven Lysne
701-858-5246
stevedl@srttel.com
Project titleNorth Dakota Network Company Broadband Plan
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaND
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,238,906
Loan request$ 4,238,906
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionNorth Dakota Network Company D/B/A SRT PCS Wireless, a subsidiary of SRT Communications, Inc., proposes a build out plan to serve 71 rural communities within North Dakota. This project will provide needed broadband services, both mobile and fixed, to households, business, and key community organizations that are currently underserved.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCity of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Application ID783
ContactPeter Koht
831-420-5154
pkoht@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us
Project titleDigital Infrastructure Accessibility Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 210,529
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Santa Cruz Digital Infrastructure Accessibility Project seeks to increase accessibility and reliability of high bandwidth internet connectivity in Santa Cruz by creating redundant, high speed wireless connections to underserved populations whose ability to access the internet is impacted by economic factors.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMiami-Dade Broadband Coalition
Miami, FL
Application ID787
ContactKim Marcille
305-439-9326
kmarcille@knightcenter.org
Project titleBroadband Miami, a Bridge to the Future
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 64,073,264
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Miami Dade Broadband Coalition will construct a robust broadband network that will connect community anchor institutions throughout Miami-Dade County and extend broadband services to our underserved communities. This shovel-ready initiative will create efficiencies in the delivery of healthcare, education and government, impact our economy, improve public safety, and create jobs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAmerican Fiber Systems, Inc.
Rochester, NY
Application ID790
ContactRichard Coyle
702-949-7934
rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project titleBTOP: Expanding & Enabling Broadband Technology & Competition in Cobb County and Marietta, GA
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,506,369
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready Mid Mile project will provide underserved areas, anchor institutions, children, health care, education & businesses with cost effective scalable access to a state of the art high capacity fiber network designed to provide broadband services & enable multiple Last Mile Providers. Since 2000 AFS has deployed & currently operates nine open access networks of similar or greater scale
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCWLab International, Ltd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Application ID792
ContactNarisa Chu
805-498-6080
nchu@cwlabi.com
Project titleFarmer's Broadband Business Habitat
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA, IL, OR, PA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,857,537
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will start with Fresno, CA to set up a Farmer's Broadband Business Habitat capable to use broadband as the base to transform the farm environment into a state-of-the-art business center for information, finance, telemedicine, distant learning, communications and smart grid energy applications.
 
ApplicantCity of Manchester NH
Manchester, NH
Application ID794
ContactJennie Angell
603-624-6577
jangell@manchesternh.gov
Project titleYouth Center Public Computers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNH
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 16,240
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will install 9 new pcs with networked printers, and a wifi access point, that are all connected to the internet via a 6 Meg connection. This public access computer center is located in The Regis Lemire Youth Center and is available free-of-charge to all city youth ages 10-18.
 
ApplicantKansas Farm Bureau Foundation
Manhattan, KS
Application ID799
ContactHarry Watts
785-587-6106
wattsh@kfb.org
Project titleConnect Kansas - Sustainable Broadband Adoption Initiative
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,962,912
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKansas Farm Bureau and Connected Nation propose a statewide broadband adoption initiative in accordance with the requirements of the BTOP's sustainable broadband adoption category. The non-profit organizations are laying the foundation for unprecedented progress in digital literacy and use - the benefits of which will open a world of educational, economic, and social opportunities for Kansans.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantAmerican Fiber Systems, Inc.
Rochester, NY
Application ID801
ContactRichard Coyle
702-949-7934
rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project titleBTOP: Expanding & Enabling Broadband Technology & Competition in Gwinnett County, GA
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 22,516,821
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready Mid Mile project will provide underserved areas, anchor institutions, children, health care, education & businesses with cost effective scalable access to a state of the art high capacity fiber network designed to provide broadband services & enable multiple Last Mile Providers. Since 2000 AFS has deployed & currently operates nine open access networks of similar or greater scale
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantReliable Link
Dothan, AL
Application ID802
ContactLarry Pettis
334-836-1100
lpettis@veriqikdsl.com
Project titleSoutheastern AL corner buildout
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,482,872
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIt is our intentions to buildout a Wireless Internet system that will provide the outer parts of Houston County with a highspeed Internet solution. This area is had been without an option for access to the benefits of a Highspeed solution because of cost of build out.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAmerican Fiber Systems, Inc.
Rochester, NY
Application ID804
ContactRichard Coyle
702-949-7934
rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project titleBTOP: Expanding & Enabling Broadband Technology & Competition in the Nashville, TN area
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,497,139
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready Mid Mile project will provide underserved areas, anchor institutions, children, health care, education & businesses with cost effective scalable access to a state of the art high capacity fiber network designed to provide broadband services & enable multiple Last Mile Providers. Since 2000 AFS has deployed & currently operates nine open access networks of similar or greater scale
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMuni-Link
Pittsburgh, PA
Application ID806
ContactDavid Demko
412-322-5464
munilink@verizon.net
Project titleOMNINET PUBLIC SAFETY / SAFE SCHOOLS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 997,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMuni-Link, 501.c3 corporation is seeking BTOP funding to construct a wireless communication project named "OmniNet"in the Woodland Hills School District of Allegheny County, PA. The OmniNet will provide an open broadband network to serve school security applications and public safety communications and will enable wireless broadband connectivity to users and devices within the wireless zone.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantInnovative I.T., Inc.
Fresno, CA
Application ID807
ContactBrian Horton
559-294-0950
btop@innovative-fresno.com
Project titleConnected Communities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,917,338
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPartnering with low-income housing developers throughout California's Central Valley, Innovative I.T. endeavors to foster affordable broadband access through the installation of localized community networks, while solidifying sustainable adoption via an aggressive awareness and relevancy campaign.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTowerstream I
Middletown, RI
Application ID808
ContactJoseph Hernon
401-848-5848
jhernon@towerstream.com
Project titleTowerStream Last Mile Project for Wireless Broadband - Los Angeles
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,456,422
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will use the most advanced wireless technology to bring high speed broadband to under-served and vulnerable urban populations through a sustainable business model ensuring reliable and affordable coverage.The project affords opportunities for job creation and economic growth for small business as well as supporting anchor institutions, including healthcare and educational facilities.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAmerican Fiber Systems, Inc.
Rochester, NY
Application ID809
ContactRichard Coyle
702-949-7934
rcoyle@afsnetworks.com
Project titleBTOP: Expanding & Enabling Broadband Technology & Competition in the Kansas City, MO and KS area
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKS, MO
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 6,129,946
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis shovel ready Mid Mile project will provide underserved areas, anchor institutions, children, health care, education & businesses with cost effective scalable access to a state of the art high capacity fiber network designed to provide broadband services & enable multiple Last Mile Providers. Since 2000 AFS has deployed & currently operates 9 open access networks of similar or greater scale.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantInformation Technology, Department of
East Hartford, CT
Application ID810
ContactDiane Wallace
860-622-2419
diane.wallace@ct.gov
Project titleAccess Connecticut: Expanding the State's Education and Public Safety Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCT
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 109,750,451
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis proposal's projects will expand the State's investment in both educational and public safety communications technology by serving additional schools, community anchor institutions, public media and public safety sites. This project adds additional broadband capacity that will be available to other providers to enhance the accessibility of high quality services throughout Connecticut.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantMadison Telephone, LLC
Madison, KS
Application ID811
ContactMary Meyer
620-437-2353
mmeyer@madtel.net
Project titleMadison-Lamont FTTP
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaKS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,519,750
Loan request$ 3,519,750
StatusAwarded
Other Funding$ 763,634
DescriptionMadison Telephone, LLC headquartered in Madison, Kansas, proposes to construct fiber-to-the premises throughout its certificated service area including the Kansas telephone exchanges of Madison and Lamont.
 
ApplicantIowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Newton, IA
Application ID815
ContactDavid Porter
641-787-2928
David.Porter@IowaTelecom.com
Project titleIowa Telecom Middle Mile Project to Unserved and Underserved Iowa Areas
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 774,176
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIowa Telecom proposes one Middle-Mile project to build interoffice fiber optic facilities between its central offices in Cylinder, IA and Swea City, IA. The project will extend fiber facilities to three intermediate unserved or underserved communities where it will deploy digital subscriber line equipment capable of providing up to 15 mbps connectivity to the Internet.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantIowa Communications Network
Des Moines, IA
Application ID817
ContactDavid Swanson
515-725-4726
david.swanson@iowa.gov
Project titleIowa BTOP Middle Mile Infrastructure Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 12,603,089
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Iowa Communications Network, a statewide network provider and FCC common carrier, proposes a 1G symmetrical Ethernet access network for 1030 educational facilities, hospitals, libraries, public safety, workforce development, and other Community Anchor Institution (CAI) locations to reduce network complexity, operational expenses, and cost per megabit, further driving broadband demand at CAIs.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe Hope Center, Inc.
Gretna, LA
Application ID819
ContactCheryl Magee
504-376-4575
cheryl.magee@hopecenterla.org
Project titleJefferson Broadband Technology & Training Access Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,085,466
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Hope Center, Inc. in partnership if the Jefferson Parish Community Action Centers and the Jefferson Workforce Connection is applying to seeking funding to provide public computer centers in 7 community action centers. The centers would allow access to broadband technology education to the low income individuals, senior citizens, and disadvantaged youth, who would not normally have access.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantMississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS
Application ID821
ContactJannette Adams
662-254-3434
jsadams@mvsu.edu
Project titleMississippi Delta Broadband Expansion Project--BTOP
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 124,964,734
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe MS Delta Broadband Expansion Project will deploy state-of-the-art high speed internet access to underserved and rural communities in 18 counties. We will deliver affordable, reliable, net-neutrality fixed and mobile broadband services to residents, businesses, anchor institutions, and public safety entities, creating thousands of new jobs for the region.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWorkForce West Virginia
Charleston, WV
Application ID823
ContactRobert Fernatt
304-558-2660
rfernatt@workforcewv.org
Project titleWorkForce West Virginia One-Stop Public Computer Center Modernization
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWV
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,105,992
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,901,600
DescriptionThis project proposal is to enhance and expand public-use computers, connection speeds, and wireless capabilities at 20 WorkForce West Virginia One-Stop offices throughout the state. The proposed enhancements will enable broadband access to partner organizations and customers, including the unemployed, disabled, veterans, youth, the aged and low income individuals.
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantMid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Circle, MT
Application ID826
ContactErin Lutts
406-377-7438
elutts@midrivers.com
Project titleBroadband for Eastern Montana's Frontier
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 8,283,582
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will provide Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) broadband services to four extremely remote, rural and completely unserved areas across seven counties of Eastern Montana. Without grant assistance, the businesses, students, elderly, and others in this 2,640 square-mile area may never have access to the economic, educational, and health-related benefits of reliable wireline broadband service.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantRegents of the University of California
Davis, CA
Application ID827
ContactThomas Nesbitt
916-734-1358
thomas.nesbitt@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Project titleCalifornia Telehealth Network Expansion and Enhancement Initiative - NTIA/BTOP Infrastructure
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 29,600,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe California Telehealth Network (CTN) was established in 2007 with a grant from the Federal Communications Commission's Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP) for $22.1 million. This BTOP Infrastructure application applies for federal funds to expand the CTN to add 1137 additional sites to the system to bring broadband for health and health care related applications.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantUniversity of Alaska Statewide Office of Information Technology
Fairbanks, AK
Application ID828
ContactAndrew Parkerson-Gray
907-474-6000
fyosp@uaf.edu
Project titleBridging the e-Skills Gap in Alaska
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,525,936
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project creates a coordinated framework for technology literacy leading to sustainable adoption of broadband technology by a wide spectrum of end-users across Alaska using resources provided by a variety of public agencies and institutions. A cadre of local Village Internet Agents will be equipped with information technology skills of immediate help to new broadband users in the community.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Ketchikan d/b/a Ketchikan Public Utilities
Ketchikan, AK
Application ID829
ContactKarl Amylon
907-228-5603
karl@city.ketchikan.ak.us
Project titleWireless Broadband 4.9 GHz Public Safety and Commercial 2.4 GHz WIFI Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 356,420
Loan request$ 356,420
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionKPU's grant request is for the deployment of a WIFI broadband wireless system that has both a 2.4 GHz commercial broadband WIFI radio capability and a 4.9 GHz public safety broadband radio capability built into the same transmitter unit that will be mounted on telephone poles. Project includes, transmitters, network interface line powering equipment, notebook computers and installation.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantUniversity of Alaska Statewide Office of Information Technology
Fairbanks, AK
Application ID831
ContactAndrew Parkerson-Gray
907-474-6000
fyosp@uaf.edu
Project titleEnhancing Alaska's Rural Community Computing Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 21,683,659
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe University of Alaska will expand public access to broadband services and enhance broadband capacity at community colleges, public libraries, rural health and tribal government facilities that permit public use of computing resources. The project provides employment resulting from construction and renovation of facilities, and staffing of local public computing centers.
 
ApplicantCleveland, City of
Cleveland, OH
Application ID832
ContactNorberto Colon
216-623-5126
dfritz@city.cleveland.oh.us
Project titleCity of Cleveland Broadband Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOH
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 15,087,499
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCleveland envisions a robust citywide wireless network infrastructure that will provide citizens, businesses, social institutions and visitors with access throughout the entire city. This infrastructure will be driven by the development and integration of collaborative public and private partnerships, and will support end-to-end wireless enterprise application solutions for the city's constituents
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBluegrass Area Development District
Lexington, KY
Application ID833
ContactDavid New
859-269-8021
shanen@bgadd.org
Project titleBluegrass Broadband Access for Seniors
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaKY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 96,080
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProvide broadband service access to rural and semi-rural senior citizens, and increase the access and adoption rates by establishing broadband accessible workstations in Community Senior Citizens Centers, and developing an end-user manual, brochures, and train-the-trainer curriculum to provide on-going instruction and support for workstation users and Community Senior Citizens Center staff.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCherokee Cablevision Inc
Cherokee, NC
Application ID834
ContactCharles Baldwin
561-247-3889
cherokeecablevision@bitstream.org
Project titleCATV Upgrade for Cherokee Reservation
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,685,600
Loan request$ 75,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project seeks funding to upgrade an existing coaxial CATV network to an all fiber(FTTH) architecture to provide broadband internet access and enhanced services to residents of the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina. Due to the rugged, mountainous terrain of this area, no other broadband service is available on the reservation and the residents therefore only have access to dial-up.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Gustavus
Gustavus, AK
Application ID836
ContactSean Neilson
907-697-2810
info@corvid.info
Project titleGustavus Community Broadband Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 133,836
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBring fast, reliable and affordable internet access to all citizens of Gustavus, Alaska.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantGeorgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
Application ID838
ContactSerelia Woods
404-385-0866
serelia.woods@osp.gatech.edu
Project titleDirect to Discovery
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaGA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,520,062
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionDirect to Discovery brings real scientists and their research into K-12 classrooms. It provides interactive and engaging learning opportunities via broadband networking and HD videoconferencing. The project goes beyond merely demonstrating and evangelizing broadband applications. It implements a broadband application and provides immediate and lasting benefit for the community.
 
ApplicantNTCH, Inc.
Hermosa Beach, CA
Application ID839
ContactEric Steinmann
760-646-0990
erics@cleartalk.net
Project titleNTCH (Cleartalk) West Tennessee Broadband Wireless Last Mile/Middle Mile application
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 26,209,282
Loan request$ 24,908,718
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis EVDO Rev A application provides a comprehensive rural solution on a cooperative basis for West Tennessee. This new software defined radio network will accommodate 4G (LTE/Wimax) upgrades and the proposed 700 mhz public safety network on the same network. This open network will enable broadband any time, any where to those who can't access and/or can't afford high speed internet access.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantASIAPACIFIC MATERIALS, LLC
FAIRFAX, VA
Application ID843
ContactRobert Fitzgerald
571-205-2469
robfitzgerald1@verizon.net
Project titleMarathon-Shawano-Waupaca-Outagamie Broadband Buildout
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaWI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 400,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will provide next-generation broadband Internet access to rural, unserved and underserved parts of Marathon, Shawano, Waupaca and Outagamie Counties in Wisconsin. The project will deliver rich applications including social and job networking to enable economic development, and be based on fixed wireless technology which sets a new bar for performance relative to cost.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantKLM (affiliate of RBJ)
Rich Hill, MO
Application ID854
ContactMolly Dahlgren
402-426-6297
mdahlgren@americanbb.com
Project titleKLM Fiber to Premise Exchange Network Upgrade
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 8,678,755
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe KLM Fiber to the Premise Exchange Network Upgrades project will replace and upgrade the legacy copper based telecommunications networks serving the Rich Hill, Metz, Deerfield, and Richards telephone exchanges. The upgraded exchange networks will utilize a GPON (gigabit passive optical network) design with the capability to deliver broadband applications at throughput rates that exceed 20 Mbps.
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAgavue LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Application ID856
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleAgavue New Mexico North
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNM
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,475,763
Loan request$ 8,821,712
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBroadband wireless deployment across northern rural New Mexico
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantSchool Board of Miami-Dade County
Miami, FL
Application ID858
ContactIraida Mendez-Cartaya
305-995-1497
imendez@dadeschools.net
Project titleMiami-Dade County Public Schools -Get Connected -Go Global-Sustainable Broadband Adoption Program
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,473,506
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 3,473,448
DescriptionM-DCPS "Get Connected - Go Global"Sustainable Broadband Adoption brings educational equity to vulnerable students/families. By providing technology tools and access to the internet, we empower these families to improve their quality of life as they bridge the digital divide. Marketing efforts will create awareness about educational benefits to "being connected"and the value of staying connected.
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
Applicantdmod Inc.
Dallas, TX
Application ID860
ContactThomas Ellis
214-929-0067
tommy@dmod.biz
Project titleHigh Efficiency RF Amplifiers for Wireless Base Stations
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 538,543
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project is to provide a new type of highly efficient RF power amplifiers for wireless base stations. By incorporating this new technology, initial capitol expenses as well as the overall operating costs for new base stations can be significantly reduced, resulting in lower access costs to the consumer.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantIowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Newton, IA
Application ID863
ContactDavid Porter
641-787-2928
David.Porter@IowaTelecom.com
Project titleIowa Telecom Last Mile Project for Unserved and Underserved Iowa Areas
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 783,270
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIowa Telecom proposes nine Last Mile projects to extend fiber facilities to five unserved and four underserved communities where it will deploy digital subscriber line equipment capable of providing up to 15 mbps connectivity to the Internet.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantOkaloosa County Board of County Commissioners
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Application ID864
ContactBrenda Bailey
850-651-7200
bbailey@clerkofcourts.cc
Project titleOkaloosa County Fiber Optic Densification Initiative
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaFL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 9,386,694
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe purpose of the project is to efficiently serve the communication needs of the citizens by expanding cost effective broadband infrastructure to critical community anchor institutions and to provide dark fiber for incumbents to provide last mile services to underserved areas.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantInternational Broadband Electric Communications, Inc.
Hokes Bluff, AL
Application ID865
ContactScott Lee
256-492-1000
scott.lee@ibec.net
Project titleIBEC - Service Area 1
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 9,977,045
Loan request$ 20,311,613
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIBEC BPL High-speed Broadband Services in cooperation with Baldwin EMC, Franklin EC, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pioneer EC. Offering service to more than 118,000 homes, businesses and Critical Community Institutions, that are not served at all or underserved.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantOklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK
Application ID869
ContactTeena Belcik
405-821-0350
tbelcik@okcu.edu
Project titleIntergenerational Public Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,312,193
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionOCU's Intergenerational Public Computer Center will be a leading edge facility where area residents may use the full range of broadband services. It will further provide health and employment educational courses and seminars, child development services and education, and community outreach to vulnerable populations. University professors and selected students will serve as educators.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantAgavue, LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Application ID870
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleAgavue New Mexico South
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNM
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,049,428
Loan request$ 3,173,894
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis application proposes to cover 48 communities in 16 unservered and underserved Service Areas consisting of rural and economically challenged areas of Southern New Mexico.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAgavue, LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Application ID872
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleAgavue Texas
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 28,913,379
Loan request$ 30,093,516
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBroadband wireless deployment across Texas
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantArizona Telephone Company
Phoenix, AZ
Application ID873
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleArizona Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,660,065
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionArizona Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe Stoutland Telephone Company
Stoutland, MO
Application ID874
ContactTimothy Ulrich
608-664-4114
timothy.ulrich@tdstelecom.com
Project titleThe Stoutland Telephone Company: Project to serve rural, remote and unserved establishments
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,224,204
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Stoutland Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high speed DSL broadband service to remote, unserved households within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantALABAMA FINANCE DEPARTMENT, INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
Montgomery, AL
Application ID875
ContactArthur Bess
334-242-3118
art.bess@isd.alabama.gov
Project titleAlabama Metro-E Network
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 20,905,658
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe State of Alabama will upgrade its state data network to provide robust, converged voice and data network access to state agency and public safety offices throughout Alabama. Underserved offices will gain access to faster bandwidth, greater reliability, improved web-based application experience, improved network security, Voice over IP and Video service applications, and more.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAllegiance Communications
Shawnee, OK
Application ID877
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleAllegiance Fiber To The Home
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAR, KS, OK, TX
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 31,436,003
StatusApplication Withdrawn
DescriptionFiber to the home deployment across Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHighland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Sunbright, TN
Application ID878
ContactRoger Galloway
423-628-2750
roger@highlandtel.net
Project titleCoalfield Broadband Services
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaTN
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,204,422
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Coalfield Broadband project will provide state-of-the-art communication services while enhancing broadband communication options to the current and future citizens of the Coalfield area. The network will provide infrastructure for affordable bandwidth and services, and will integrate public safety, public health, education and other government use.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantWatervliet Housing Authority
Watervliet, NY
Application ID880
ContactCharles Patricelli
518-273-4717
cpatricelli@watervliethousing.org
Project titleWHA PCC
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWe will upgrade or purchase and install new computers at Watervliet and Cohoes Public Libraries, install internet access at the historical annex of the Reformed Church, and wireless access for city centers in Watervliet in order to provide the disadvantaged and underprivileged residents of Watervliet and Cohoes an environment to learn and expand their knowledge of computers.
 
ApplicantGreat Plains Communications, Inc.
Blair, NE
Application ID883
ContactRiley Garrigan
402-426-9511
rgarrigan@gpcom.com
Project titleGreat Plains Communications Fiber-to-the-Node/Fiber-to-the-Home Last Mile Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 11,846,320
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will expand the availability of broadband service to previously unserved customers in rural areas of Great Plains Communications' territory in Nebraska. The last-mile project will combine FTTN/FTTH deployment with the construction of transport spans that will benefit not only the unserved areas but also other rural areas of Nebraska with improved connectivity.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantAdvanced Regional Communication Cooperative Inc
Clarion, PA
Application ID884
ContactJohn Stroup
814-538-9112
johnstroup@clarionhospital.org
Project titleAdvanced Regional Communications Network
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaPA
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,691,999
Loan request$ 2,164,400
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionRemote advanced communications project providing last mile service to a underserved area within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a reliable open access wireless network system owned and operated by a regional cooperative.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantWatervliet Housing Authority
Watervliet, NY
Application ID885
ContactCharles Patricelli
518-273-4717
cpatricelli@watervliethousing.org
Project titleWHA BTOP
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 314,758
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBy providing free broadband internet to almost 1500 tenants, we will help bridge the technical divide between low-income residents and the rest of the community. In today's job market having a basic computer knowledge is vital. Giving these residents free access to computers and internet, will help them in a very competative job market to obtain employment that will result at a higher income.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Application ID887
ContactLaura Ito
213-978-3322
laura.ito@lacity.org
Project titleLos Angeles' Computer Access Network ("L.A.-CAN")
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,496,157
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 7,496,157
DescriptionThe City of Los Angeles' Computer Access Network ("L.A.-CAN") will provide a high speed access point to the Internet at 188 public computer centers strategically deployed at neighborhood libraries, workforce training, community and recreation centers. For about $0.36 cents in ARRA funds per consumer served, L.A.-CAN will provide many Angelenos with their only link to broadband Internet access.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe Peetz Cooperative Telephone CO
Peetz, CO
Application ID888
ContactBrent Davis
970-334-2220
brent@peetzplace.com
Project titlePeetz Last Mile
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaCO, NE
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,513,850
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThe Peetz Co-operative Telephone Company will deploy broadband infrastructure in and around the Peetz Community using a combination of technologies. This deployment within the remote, unserved farming community will create jobs and stimulate economic growth. Anchor institutions within the community will have connectivity to necessary distance learning and public safety applications.
 
ApplicantCYTEC Software Systems, Inc.
Ridgeland, MS
Application ID889
ContactOscar deLeon
601-362-1612
oscar@cytecsys.com
Project titleWireless Broadband Access to Rural Mississippi Delta Communities
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,058,387
Loan request$ 3,822,718
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBuild-out a mesh-based, wireless network in 46 rural towns and communities in the improvished Mississippi Delta region. The network will offer broadband accessbility to small rural towns where access is unavailable or available on a limited basis.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantThe University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Application ID890
ContactCourtney Swaney
512-471-6424
c_frazier@austin.utexas.edu
Project titleBroadband University Innovation for Low-Density Deployments (BUILD)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaTX
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,225,969
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWe will develop a highly innovative 700 MHz wireless broadband last mile system based on 4G cellular standards (WiMAX, LTE) and WiFi, leveraging our leading research in these areas. The solution will be deployed in several under-served cities and rural areas east of Austin to initially reach nearly 100,000 potential subscribers. It will be sustainable and promote open Internet best practices.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantNelson County Virginia
Lovingston, VA
Application ID891
ContactStephen Carter
434-263-7000
scarter@nelsoncounty.org
Project titleNelson County Virginia Broadband Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,826,646
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,826,646
DescriptionInstallation of a fiber optic backbone from Afton to Colleen in Nelson County will enable the provision of affordable broadband communications serving middle mile tenants, providing for the provision of last mile services, encouraging competition and economic development, growing existing business, attracting new business and enabling home based business, telework and telemedicine.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMaryland State Department of Education
Baltimore, MD
Application ID893
ContactJanice Quinton
410-767-0514
jquinton@msde.state.md.us
Project titleLibraries WOW (Without Walls)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMD
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,352,322
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLibraries WOW! will provide education, awareness, training, access, equipment, and support to job seekers, health information seekers (especially those persons over 65), small business owners and potential owners, and persons with disabilities through mobile public computing centers, operated by Maryland public libraries, at convenient locations across the state.
 
ApplicantWestern New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Warsaw, NY
Application ID895
ContactKenneth Oakley, PhD, FACHE
585-786-6275
wnyrbhn@r-ahec.org
Project titleWNY Broadband Computer Opportunity Program (WNY BCOP)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 822,188
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe WNY Broadband Computer Opportunities Program(WNY BCOP): Bring sustainable broadband adoption in rural communities through easy access to education and training for rural users with a variety of computer-based applications. A key innovation is the use of a mobile computer lab which can be deployed to remote areas where users can access education and training using computers and broadband.
 
ApplicantWestern New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Warsaw, NY
Application ID897
ContactKenneth Oakley, PhD, FACHE
585-786-6275
wnyrbhn@r-ahec.org
Project titleWestern New York Telehealth Initiative (WNY TI)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,258,157
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe WNY R-AHEC is proposing a regional telehealth network to bring enhanced broadband enabled healthcare to rural and underserved counties in WNY. This network will initially connect 32 rural and underserved healthcare facilities with tertiary care medical centers and teaching facilities in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. The proposal advances an existing $7.2M FCC RHCPP initiative.
 
ApplicantSan Diego County Office of Education
San Diego, CA
Application ID898
ContactHarry Bloom
858-467-1549
hbloom@sdcoe.net
Project titleCloudConnect
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 7,574,646
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project increases broadband demand by merging innovative technology and awareness campaigns with teacher coaching. CloudConnect provides mature educational resources and distance learning to all student populations, especially late adopters of broadband services. CloudConnect extends the learning day, facilitates distance learning and promotes the importance of broadband adoption.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTincan
Spokane, WA
Application ID899
ContactKaren Michaelson
509-744-0972
tincaninfo@tincan.org
Project titleSpokane Broadband Technology Alliance: Public Computer Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaWA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,283,723
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,283,641
DescriptionThis project establishes or enhances 17 public computer centers to maximize access throughout Spokane's poorest neighborhoods. The centers will provide training for vulnerable populations including teens, unemployed, homeless and victims of domestic violence, as well as small businesses. Training ranges from basic Internet searching and accessing resources to social media and video publishing.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantThe Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Application ID901
ContactGerald Kane
434-924-6142
gjk5y@virginia.edu
Project titleVoIP Implementation Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 709,277
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionUVa-Wise has been researching voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) as an avenue to replace our analog-based telephone system and enhance communication amount its faculty, staff, and students. VoIP would utilize our existing network infrastructure investment while helping the College to reduce annual telecommunications costs.
 
ApplicantSt Croix Services, Inc
Hammond, WI
Application ID903
ContactMurray Lestrud
715-796-7000
mlestrud@scecnet.net
Project titleSt. Croix Services - WiMAX Deployment Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMN, WI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,192,013
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSt. Croix Services seeks stimulus funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in St. Croix and surrounding counties in Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, we will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service with 2 Mbps speeds within 12 months of funding.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAcadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
Lafayette, LA
Application ID904
ContactJoshua Chamblin
337-258-6329
jchamblin@acadian.com
Project titleSaving Lives With Broadband
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA, MS, TX
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 107,450
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project is intended to enhance the quality of healthcare, and save lives, by improving ambulance dispatch capabilities and emergency communications. We seek to utilize these funds to purchase Vehicle Area Network (VAN) broadband equipment for 25 ambulances that service rural and urban patients in our tri-state service area which encompasses 38 parishes and counties in TX, LA, and MS.
 
ApplicantCascade Networks, Inc.
Longview, WA
Application ID905
ContactJason Petrillo
360-442-4414
jason@cni.net
Project titleCascade Networks 2010 IBO
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOR, WA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,296,087
Loan request$ 2,296,087
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Cascade Networks 2010 IBO project will extend our service reach beyond our current service area or the service areas of our competitors thereby providing services not previously available to 2618 homes in Cowlitz County, Washington and Columbia County, Oregon. The network will consist of a fiber optic network with a 900 MHz wireless network overbuild.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantReservation Telephone Cooperative
Parshall, ND
Application ID907
ContactRoyce Aslakson
701-862-5224
royce@restel.com
Project titleLast Mile Broadband to Rural ND and MT
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaMT, ND
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,950,000
Loan request$ 10,950,000
StatusAwarded
DescriptionThis Last Mile Broadband project, using Fiber-to-the-Home technology, brings affordable and reliable broadband access and video services to underserved rural areas in western North Dakota and eastern Montana communities in and around the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, including the remote Squaw Gap service area and the partially remote Mandaree, New Town, Parshall and Roseglen service area.
 
ApplicantGreenfly Networks Inc.
Billings, MT
Application ID908
ContactMauro Calvi
406-794-0221
mauro.calvi@clearfly.net
Project titleEthernet First Mile Broadband in 11 Montana Rural Communities
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,805,711
Loan request$ 1,805,711
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionClearfly intends to utilize stimulus funding to deploy 20-45 Mbits/sec EFM and advanced DSL capabilities to 11 markets in Montana. One of its customers, Billings Clinic, a major health-care provider in the State, will be the primary Community Anchor Tenant and will utilize the significant bandwidth upgrade to provide advanced medical services to 20 partners in 11 rural communities of Montana.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantMid-Wisconsin DBS, LLC
Iola, WI
Application ID909
ContactPeggy Kudronowicz
715-445-2001
directv@midwisdbs.com
Project titleMid-Wisconsin DBS WiMAX Deployment
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaWI
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 4,946,507
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMid-Wisconsin DBS seeks stimulus funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in central Wisconsin. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, we will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service with 2 Mbps speeds within 12 months of funding.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCBN Connect Inc.
Plattsburgh, NY
Application ID910
ContactHoward Lowe
518-564-2214
hlowe@cbnconnect.org
Project titleCBN Connect
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 10,780,000
Loan request$ 11,220,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCBN Connect will build an open access Middle Mile fiber network connecting critical facilities and anchor institutions in un/underserved rural, remote areas in Clinton, Essex, Franklin counties, NY, to provide transport to retail service providers. Goals: stimulate sustainable economic growth, save/create jobs, encourage capital investment, enable our citizens to succeed in the global marketplace.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantHealth Care & Rehab Services of Southeastern Vermont, Inc.
Springfield, VT
Application ID911
ContactJudith Hayward
802-886-4567
jhayward@hcrs.org
Project titleInteractive Virtual Access (IVA)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVT
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 743,822
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThrough Interactive Virtual Access, Health Care & Rehab Services of Southeastern Vermont, a non-profit Community Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities service organization, and project partners, will place interactive video technology in key locations in order to faciltate greater access to care for clients. This equipment will also be used to train staff/participate in learning exchanges.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantJisp Internet
Stockton, IL
Application ID913
ContactBill Williams
815-947-2074
bwilliams@aircommunications.com
Project titleJisp expansion
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 147,500
Loan request$ 162,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo increase the area that Jisp Internet serves with broadband internet service by adding infrastructure.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantYAS Corporation
Boston, MA
Application ID915
ContactSiamak Yassini
617-585-9233
sia@yas.com
Project titleBroadband Career Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,860,798
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionYAS proposes a Broadband Career Center web portal for displaced workers to transition to careers in broadband created by expansion into unserved areas & workforce retirement. The center provides shared infrastructure using proven technology and competency based approach to facilitate cost effective skills assessment, career development, & training for use by partner institutions and organizations.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTechcore Consultants II, DBA Almega
Bedford, TX
Application ID918
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleTechcore Consultants II dba Almeg (California/Oregon)
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaCA, OR
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,376,952
Loan request$ 2,473,970
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionCalifornia and Oregon rural wireless and HFC broadband deployment
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAdak Eagle Enterprises, LLC
Anchorage, AK
Application ID920
ContactRandy Trost
503-612-4422
rtrost@gvnw.com
Project titleAleutian Fiber Connection
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 242,169,019
Loan request$ 5,800,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPropose building an undersea middle mile fiber optic network to service all communities, citizens, corporations and public entities that make up the rural Aleutian Islands of remote Alaska.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantApplied Information Management Institute
Omaha, NE
Application ID921
ContactBradley McPeak
402-345-5025
brad@aiminstitute.org
Project titleNebraska Public Computer Centers
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNE
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,377,234
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Nebraska Public Computer Centers Project will serve the employment and training needs of vulnerable populations in East Omaha and the eleven-county area comprising the Panhandle. The project will offer online trainings to participants to increase employability, promote career exploration and assessment, foster entrepreneurship, and ignite growth in these economically-suppressed communities.
 
ApplicantSkyTerra Public Safety Access LLC
Reston, VA
Application ID922
ContactJeff Carlisle
703-390-2001
jeff.carlisle@skyterra.com
Project titlePublic Safety Broadband Devices
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 37,055,628
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionSkyTerra will develop and assist in deploying two different types of wireless handheld broadband equipment devices for public safety agencies and will conduct a multi-year awareness and training program. The devices will be the first to operate on both the 700 MHz public safety spectrum and on the L-band satellite spectrum used by many first responders.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantSC STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION
COLUMBIA, SC
Application ID924
ContactKhushru Tata
803-896-5406
tata@sctechsystem.edu
Project titleSC REACH FOR SUCCESS - PCC
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaSC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 5,903,040
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 5,903,040
DescriptionThe South Carolina technical and community college system proposes South Carolina Ready to Educate, Activate, Connect and provide Health Information for Success Public Computing Centers (SC REACH FOR SUCCESS PCC) , a broad-based, statewide solution for enhancing awareness and providing middle- and last-mile broadband access to the rural, unserved and underserved populations of South Carolina.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantTCU Community Partnership Inc.
Colton, CA
Application ID925
ContactDeidra Wonsey
951-682-4646
grantwriter34@mhmandassociates.com
Project titleEnergy and Technologies, Resource and Training Center (ETRTC)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,546,775
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Energy & Technologies, Resource Training Center and satellite sites covering 460.6 sq. mi. of rural communities will engage 3808 seniors, 16720 dislocated/jobless people, 198 small businesses, and 1751 entrepreneurs in accessing and subscribing to affordable, high speed broadband while promoting innovative access to medical health services, quality training, and in creating 225 rural jobs.
 
ApplicantRalls County Electric Cooperative
New London, MO
Application ID928
ContactDaniel Strode
573-985-8711
mike@pulsebroadband.net
Project titleRalls County Electric Fiber-to-the-Home Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMO
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 9,548,908
Loan request$ 9,548,909
StatusAwarded
DescriptionRCEC proposes to build and operate a fiber optic network to the residential and commercial members of the cooperative as well to underserved safety and anchor agencies in our service area. This project is designed to allow multiple qualified vendors to offer services on the system. The project is intended to be a demonstration project, and non-proprietary data will be shared.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantThe Wired Road
Galax, VA
Application ID929
ContactThomas Maynard
276-579-9442
maynarm@gmail.com
Project titleThe Wired Road Network Expansion Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 12,946,418
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project will expand a regional open access fiber network into two underserved rural areas in Carroll and Grayson Counties. This shovel-ready project will result in affordable, symmetric, 100 megabit fiber services to residents, businesses, and critical community facilities. Project goals are to promote job creation, enhance public safety, improve healthcare, and modernize education.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCentral Management Services
Springfield, IL
Application ID931
ContactLori Sorenson
217-557-6565
lori.sorenson@illinois.gov
Project titleIllinois Century Network BIG: Bringing Illinois Gigaspeeds
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 103,357,012
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Illinois Century Network is the largest state broadband network in the nation, serving nearly 8,000 schools, universities, libraries, health care providers, government and public safety agencies. This 3-year plan to migrate the network backbone from carrier-leased line circuits to State-owned fiber will cut costs, increase bandwidth, and expand service to homes and businesses.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantTohono O'odham Utility Authority
Sells, AZ
Application ID933
ContactCharles Wiese
918-688-0463
dan.carter@mgi-eng.com
Project titleTohono O'odham Last Mile FTTH and Wireless
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,307,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTohono O'odham will provide fiber to the home (FTTH) and wireless node capabilities further enhancing the existing broadband base and creating job opportunities, particulary home based jobs.
 
ApplicantUnion Telephone Company
Mountain View, WY
Application ID936
ContactJohn Woody
307-782-6131
johnw@unionwireless.com
Project titleWyoming Broadband from Union Wireless
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO, UT, WY
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 30,030,185
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Wyoming Broadband Project will expand the footprint of the Union Wireless network to cover all areas of Wyoming be it served, underserved or un-served with high speed wireless services. This network, will utilize the latest in 3G technology to provide speeds up to 7.2 mbps. Union Wireless will expand our network from 200 cell sites in Wyoming to over 400 cell sites in five years.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantECF LLC
Montpelier, VT
Application ID939
ContactLeslie Nulty
802-324-1496
lenulty84@gmail.com
Project titleEast Central Vermont Community Fiber Network
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaVT
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 69,312,644
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionAn initiative of 21 towns in a completely rural and highly unserved and underserved area of Vermont to build and operate a universal, open-access fiber-to-the-premise network and provide a wide range of commercial and public services to all households, businesses, government and other institutions in the area.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Application ID940
ContactJennifer Fogleman
336-373-2490
jennifer.fogleman@greensboro-nc.gov
Project titlePublic Computer Center Expansion at the City of Greensboro Library and Employment Service Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 199,728
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWe plan to create a small business/career center in our Central Library,expand the WiFi capacity at neighborhood libraries and develop a training lab with portable computers at each neighborhood library.The plans for the JobLink Center include converting the main campus into a wireless facility with laptops available for mobile classrooms and to extend fiber cabling to the new JobLink facility.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNationsLine Inc.
Roanoke, VA
Application ID941
ContactStephen Athanson
540-444-2169
sathanson@nationsline.com
Project titlePublic Housing Access to Affordable Broadband (PHAAB)
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaDC, MD, VA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,880,429
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe project seeks to install telecommunications equipment in public housing developments in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area to provide very low cost broadband to the underserved residents.
 
ApplicantLane Council of Governments
Eugene, OR
Application ID942
ContactMilo Mecham
541-682-4023
mmecham@lcog.org
Project titleOregon South Central Regional Fiber Consortium Lighting the Fiber Middle Mile Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaOR
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 8,375,000
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 8,325,530
DescriptionThe Oregon South Central Rural Fiber Consortium Lighting the Fiber Middle Mile Project will bring broadband at needed speeds over currently dark fiber path from Eugene to Klamath Falls, and from Eugene to Roseburg in Douglas County, to community anchor institutions in unserved and underserved portions of Lane, Douglas, and Klamath counties in Oregon, including Klamath Tribal institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantNationsLine Inc.
Roanoke, VA
Application ID943
ContactStephen Athanson
540-444-2169
sathanson@nationsline.com
Project titleNationsLine Sustainable Adoption Proposal
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaDC, MD, VA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 480,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe NationsLine proposal is intended in increase sustainable demand for broadband among overlooked low income consumers in Maryland, Virginia and DC. NationsLine proposal would promote broadband and provide free customer premise to low income subscribers.
 
ApplicantIowa Communications Network
Des Moines, IA
Application ID944
ContactMark Dayton
515-725-4778
Mark.Dayton@iowa.gov
Project titleIowa BTOP Sustainable Broadband Adoption Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 9,724,400
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProject will upgrade one of the world's first and largest video conferencing networks, the ICN. The legacy MPEG2/ATM based system will be upgraded to an industry compatible H.323/SIP platform to sustain broadband video conferencing services to 730 community anchor institutions (CAIs), and provide services for 270 vulnerable K-12 schools, a 37 percent increase in broadband adoption.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantUTAH TELECOMMUNICATION OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE AGENCY
West Valley City, UT
Application ID945
ContactPaul Recanzone
801-599-4866
paul@ohivey.com
Project titleUTOPIA OSPN FTTP SBA
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaUT
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,500,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, Open Service Provider Network, Fiber to the Premises, currently deployed model here integrates SBA with LM and MM applications. Here Special Assessment Areas (SAA) triple the requested federal investment while executing community fiber awareness campaigns. 16 cities founded UTOPIA, the agency designed to receive Utah's BTOP stimulus funds.
 
ApplicantContact Network Inc. d/b/a InLine
Birmingham, AL
Application ID948
ContactVickie Edwards
205-278-8133
vedwards@inline.com
Project titleSouthern Mississippi Broadband Infrastructure Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMS
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 27,817,901
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe proposed project will develop a broadband infrastructure throughout 17 counties in Southern Mississippi, from Jasper County in the north to Hattiesburg and McComb, in the south. The project will provide high speed internet services to both residents and commercial clients through a hybrid network implementation consisting of fiber cabling and broadcasted wireless service.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantBeamSpeed, LLC
Yuma, AZ
Application ID949
ContactPhilip Merrill
602-952-6865
rford@winog.org
Project titleBeamspeed Rural Expansion Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaAZ, CA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Loan request$ 2,014
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionProvide broadband access to a large underserved area by deploying a Motorola WiMAX system. This will provide the communities within the project service area the same service opportunities that already exist in major metropolitan markets around the country using the same technology used by a company named "Clearwire" using the exact same system, design and deployment.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantLongmont, City of
Longmont, CO
Application ID951
ContactJudith Anderson
303-651-8475
judith.anderson@ci.longmont.co.us
Project titleLongmont Digital Inclusion Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCO
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 324,684
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project seeks to remove barriers to broadband Internet access for all city residents and assist job seekers and small business people in getting back to work by updating and creating labs at the Public Library, the Senior Center, & the Youth Center. Laptops will be available for loan from the Library and Senior Center. A laptop lab will allow training to be held wherever there is Wifi access.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantTCU Community Partnership Inc.
Colton, CA
Application ID953
ContactDeidra Wonsey
951-682-4646
grantwriter34@mhmandassociates.com
Project titleSustainable Broadband Adoption Community Connectivity
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 611,763
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTCU's Broadband Adoption Program (BAP) is an innovative program in Cabazon, CA that promotes broadband subscription and use through education that promotes demand, awareness, and access to health care delivery education, treatment, and support services among rural s underserved seniors, displaced workers, and small businesses in access and awareness of broadband as well as innovative access.
 
ApplicantLonesome Pine Regional Library
Wise, VA
Application ID954
ContactAmy Bond
276-328-8325
abond@lprlibrary.org
Project titleBroadband Computing for Southwest Virginia at Lonesome Pine Regional Library
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 372,612
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLonesome Pine Regional Library proposes to expand public computer access and capacity by providing essential, free broadband access to the Internet through its library branches for the public in Southwest Virginia. Fiber-based broadband will address current demand and connection speed problems and will make possible opportunities to expand promotion of valuable online resources and services.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantNevada System oof Higher Education
Reno, NV
Application ID958
ContactEdward Anderson
775-789-3710
eandrsn@nevada.edu
Project titleNevada Rural Broadband Access Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaNV
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 5,582,400
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis middle mile project will establish low or no cost broadband, fiber optic based transport capability to the rural community anchor and public safety institutions served by the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Department of Transportation, and the Dept. of Information Technology along the I-80 and U.S. 50 corridors between Reno and Elko, NV and Reno and Ely, NV.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantSouth Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
East Hazel Crest, IL
Application ID960
ContactEdward Paesel
708-922-4670
paesel@ssmma.org
Project titleSSMMA Regional Broadband Connectivity Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaIL
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 55,618,294
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe SSMMA broadband connectivity project will implement a fiber optic based broadband network infrastructure providing broadband Ethernet and dark fiber connectivity to over 400 anchor institutions in the region including schools, libraries, medical and healthcare facilities, public safety facilities, public computer centers and other public sector entities, and economic development districts.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAUDEAMUS
Kerman, CA
Application ID961
ContactMitch Drake
559-846-5200
mdrake@sebastiancorp.com
Project titleWestside Broadband Project for Rural Central California-San Joaquin, Tranquillity, and West Fresno
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,741,505
Loan request$ 2,741,505
StatusAwarded
DescriptionBuild a fiber-based broadband infrastructure for the unserved and underserved "Westside"communities of San Joaquin, Tranquillity, and a portion of rural west Fresno County, CA. This last-mile project will provide much-needed broadband access to approximately 5,000 people as well as connections for businesses, schools, medical facilities, government and other community anchor institutions.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantCommunity Outreach Services Corporation
Detroit, MI
Application ID962
ContactJaneen Wiltse
248-685-2421
neen34@aol.com
Project titleCommunity Outreach Services Corporation Community Educational & Personal Development Opportunities
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaMI
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,568,411
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionTo provide Educational and Life Skills Programs through the use of broadband technology for individuals of all ages throughout the Michigan Southern Great Lakes Region to enhance their development as individuals within their communities. Examples of programs include job training; after school tutoring; computer literacy; health & wellness; and building positive relationships.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantLake Region Electric Cooperative
Hulbert, OK
Application ID963
ContactStanley Young
918-772-2526
stan@lrecok.coop
Project titleLake Region WiMAX Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaOK
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 1,527,158
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) seeks funding to bring next-generation, wireless broadband services to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in northeast Oklahoma. Using WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, we will deliver affordable, reliable broadband service with 2 Mbps speeds within 12 months of funding.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantElectronic Solutions, Inc.
Roxboro, NC
Application ID964
ContactRandy King
336-597-2433
randy@esinc.net
Project titlePerson County, NC Wireless Broadband Project
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaNC
Project typeLast Mile Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,008,500
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionInstall wireless broadband system to serve all homes, businesses and public facilities in Person County.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantPixius Communications, LLC
Wichita, KS
Application ID965
ContactJohn Smith
316-219-8596
jsmith@pixius.com
Project titleFixed Wireless Infrastructure Proposal for Kansas and portions of IA, MO, NE and OK
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaIA, KS, MO, NE, OK
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 55,323,931
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionPixius Communications, LLC is requesting grant funding to construct a wireless middle mile network that will support (1) the expansion of Pixius's wireless broadband service in rural unserved and underserved areas and (2) provision of new wireless services by other carriers. The project covers 98 counties in Kansas and certain surrounding counties in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantIkanos Communications, Inc.
Fremont, CA
Application ID966
ContactMatthew Keowen
510-438-6220
mkeowen@ikanos.com
Project titleAmerican Broadband 2.0
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaAK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 10,000,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionIkanos will develop a new class of fast and affordable broadband chipsets enabling 50 Mbps speeds over existing copper infrastructure ("American Broadband 2.0"platform). This product will foster new broadband services and allow new users to take advantage of the optimized U.S. copper networks - especially in rural, unserved, and underserved areas -- and promote the creation of high-value jobs.
 
ApplicantFresno County Superintendent of Schools
Fresno, CA
Application ID968
ContactRaj Sra
559-265-3017
rsra@fcoe.org
Project titleBroadband Access Project: Connecting Rural & Underserved Central California Communities
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 4,480,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWireless broadband connectivity for rural Fresno County in underserved, agricultural Central California. The partners: Fresno County Schools, libraries, cities and colleges seek to remove barriers to digital access. The project will serve over 300 community anchor institutions including: educational facilities, computer centers, city offices, hospitals, health clinics, and transportation center.
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantState Library of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
Application ID970
ContactBryan Babin
225-342-6759
bbabin@slol.lib.la.us
Project titleRepaving Louisiana Libraries' Information Super Highways
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaLA
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 18,195,085
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis project provides: 1. High end technology training statewide to public library staff, school IT staff, parish (county) government IT staff and healthcare centers 2. Broadband-ready local area networks at 340 public libraries and the State Library 3. A system of remote support for all public libraries in the State
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
 
ApplicantWest Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.
New York, NY
Application ID971
ContactDonald Notice
212-862-1399
dnotice@whgainc.org
Project titleWHGA Paul Register Technology Center Broadband and Site Expansion
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNY
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 80,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionWest Harlem Group Assistance's Edward Dozier and Paul Register Technology Centers have computer based programs that link Harlem residents to certifications and gainful employment in the technology industry. Our Paul Register Center is set for expansion and we want to increase its size and capacity as soon as possible to respond to our catchment area's cry for help during this economic crisis.
 
ApplicantMid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative
South Boston, VA
Application ID972
ContactTad Deriso
804-855-4057
tad@mbc-va.com
Project titleMiddle Mile Expansion for Southern Virginia
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaVA
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 16,044,290
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 16,044,290
DescriptionMid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative will extend our open access middle-mile fiber optic network to K-12 schools and vital community anchor institutions in unserved and underserved areas of Southern Virginia. Once completed, over 200 schools and 100,000 students will have access to an advanced network that will enrich K-12 education, trim costs and enhance economic growth.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNew Mexico State Library
Santa Fe, NM
Application ID974
ContactMary Crist
505-476-9753
beth.crist@state.nm.us
Project titleFast-Forward New Mexico
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaNM
Project typeSustainable Broadband Adoption
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 1,457,488
StatusAwarded
Grant Award$ 1,457,488
DescriptionNM State Library, University of NM, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, and 1st Mile Institute partner to sponsor "Fast-Forward New Mexico,"a broadband stimulus initiative that integrates a statewide broadband awareness campaign, a NM Broadband Conference, computer literacy and e-commerce trainings in public and tribal libraries across the state, and a centralized website.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Fact SheetFact Sheet (pdf)
 
ApplicantCity of Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, VA
Application ID976
ContactMark Schwartz
703-519-3498
mschwartz@alexandria.lib.va.us
Project titleAlexandria Library Public Educational Computer Center
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaDC, MD, VA
Project typePublic Computer Center
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 254,762
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionLibrary is committed to serving all users with 4 mobile computer centers (each complete with 16 computers and peripherals) for each of the 4 branch libraries, and through hiring a FT Computer Class Coordinator for 2 years to create a uniform curriculum, market to the underserved, coordinate volunteers to teach in order for the program to self-sustain. Upgrade to existing access also budgeted.
 
ApplicantCHAMPION WIFI CORP., LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Application ID981
ContactAngel Morales
626-249-0842
amorales@championbroadband.com
Project titleMonrovia WIFI Project
ProgramBTOP
Proposed Project AreaCA
Project typeLast Mile (BTOP Only)
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,331,257
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe Monrovia WiFi project will build a dual band 2.4 GHz and 4.9 GHz WiFi network on Champion Broadband's existing infrastructure. The project is a joint effort between Champion Broadband and the City of Monrovia to provide free WiFi access at community anchor institutions and parks, improve public safety with WiFi, and provide an affordable and more accessible broadband option to residents.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantTechcore consultants II, DBA Almega
Bedford, TX
Application ID983
ContactJames Lightfoot
405-843-9966
JAMESL@ACRSOKC.COM
Project titleTechcore Consultants II, DBA Almega (South Carolina)
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaSC
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 3,145,502
Loan request$ 3,273,890
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionBroadband WiMax and HFC Network Deployment across rural South Carolina
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary (pdf)
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
 
ApplicantAdvanced Communications Technology, Inc.
Sheridan, WY
Application ID984
ContactMichael Fox
307-765-0910
mfox@acthq.net
Project titleNorthwest Wyoming Broadband Improvement Initiative - ACT Segment
ProgramBIP
Proposed Project AreaWY
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request$ 2,308,034
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThis middle mile project "closes the gap" in an existing 960 mile fiber network enabling robust, redundant broadband network opportunities for 11 counties and 26 communities in Wyoming. The project constructs approximately 34 miles of fiber facilities between Togwotee Pass and Moran to connect with a partnering project proposed by Silver Star Telephone Company, Inc. connecting Jackson to Moran.
 
Applicant3WLogic, LLC
Buckhannon, WV
Application ID988
ContactEmiel Butcher
304-472-9100
butch@3wlogic.com
Project title3WLogic Rural WV Broadband Expansion Project
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaWV
Project typeLast Mile Non-Remote Area
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 2,789,513
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionThe 3WLogic Rural WV Broadband Expansion Project will provide last mile rural community-based broadband infrastructure within the unserved counties of: Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph, and Upshur; thereby promoting economic development, education, training, safety and broadband awareness for vulnerable individuals, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and libraries
Public Notice ResponsePublic Notice Response (pdf)
*For BIP/BTOP joint applications, grant amount reflects grant request for BIP.
 
ApplicantNative American Community Development Corporation
Browning, MT
Application ID989
ContactElouise Cobell
406-338-2992
angiem@3rivers.net
Project titleSt. Mary/Babb Broadband Internet
ProgramBIP/BTOP
Proposed Project AreaMT
Project typeMiddle Mile
Funding RoundRound 1 - Summer 2009
Grant request*$ 323,000
StatusApplication Not Funded
DescriptionMiddle Mile - 150Mb Microwave connection to St. Mary Valley from Browning, Montana. Last Mile - Wireless 700 Mhz Broadband Internet delivery to St. Mary and Babb Communities.