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Accession Number PB2013-104592
Title Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Quarterly Program Status Report, December 2012.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Recovery Act appropriated $4.7 billion for NTIA to establish BTOP to increase broadband access and adoption; provide broadband training and support to schools, libraries, healthcare providers, and other organizations; improve broadband access to public safety agencies; and stimulate demand for broadband. The Recovery Act also provided funding for NTIA to develop and maintain a comprehensive nationwide map of broadband service capability and availability, and to implement the State Broadband Data and Development Act and the Broadband Data Improvement Act. In 2009 and 2010, NTIA invested approximately $4 billion in 233 BTOP projects benefitting every state, as well as five territories and the District of Columbia. The portfolio of projects initially included: 123 infrastructure projects totaling $3.5 billion in Federal grant funds to construct broadband networks; 66 Public Computer Center (PCC) projects totaling $201 million in Federal grant funds to provide access to broadband, computer equipment, computer training, job training, and educational resources to the public and vulnerable populations; and 44 Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects totaling nearly $251 million in Federal grant funds to support innovative projects that promote broadband adoption, especially among vulnerable population groups where broadband technology traditionally has been underutilized.
Keywords Access
Broadband Technology Opportunity Program(BTOP)
Government programs
Grant programs
Public safety
Reporting requirements

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Office of Telecommunications
NTIS Subject Category 45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
70F - Public Administration & Government
91J - Economic Studies
91D - Communications
43B - Economic & Community Development
Corporate Author National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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