Archive for September 2013

Grant period extended to December

With little more than a week left in September, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) extended the grant awarded to the state to finish construction on its high-speed broadband project. Difficulty securing permits to initiate installation of fiber along the Dan Ryan Expressway was cited as the main reason for the delay in completion…

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Broadband network given more time to organize

By Mary Ann Ford As published on the NORMAL — A grant that funded the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network has been extended to the end of the year, giving Illinois State University more time to transfer the operation over to a new limited liability corporation.

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Broadband projects sweep across Illinois

Though the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant is coming to an end, one look at headlines in the news shows that efforts to bring high-speed Internet to underserved communities continues throughout Illinois and the nation.

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