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BIP / BTOP Selection Process Complete

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced through their respective websites that all applications selected to receive a reward under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have been notified. This officially concludes the application and selection process. For those of us that have been watching this […]

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RUS Releases Round 1 BIP Award Summaries

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) released a summary of Round 1 BIP project awards yesterday via the BroadbandUSA.gov website. The document summarizes 68 projects and includes data collated from 6 press releases. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriated $7.2 billion to “expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities across the U.S., […]

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Round 2 BIP Application Database Online

As I guessed a week ago, it was only a matter of time before the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) made its list of Round 2 BIP applications available online rather than in the previously released PDF format. The new online database coincides with the posting of Public Notice Filings. You can browse the Round 2 […]

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BIP / BTOP Round 2 Application Data Available

a href="http://slaptijack.com/tag/arra">Both the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have made American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Round 2 application data available. The RUS is currently distributing their BIP application information in a PDF directory. The NTIA, on the other hand, has made a searchable BTOP application database available via […]

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Bleeding Edge Technology in the Enterprise

As new technology breakthroughs happen, there is always an enterprise willing to be an early adopter. Bleeding edge technology is hardware, software, or concepts that are new and untested. My enterprises choose to become early adopters in the hope of gaining a competitive advantage over their competitors. Two examples of bleeding edge technology beginning to […]

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