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Preliminary Analysis: First Batch of Stimulus Round 2 Awards

RUS, NTIA and the White House yesterday held a preliminary conference call to talk about today’s official announcement of the first batch of NOFA 2 (broadband stimulus) award winners. No doubt the winners are popping champagne corks and started their 4th of July weekend fireworks early. The rest of the applicants and some of the […]

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Handicapping NOFA 2

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The good news is that the new NOFA rules are out. The bad news, if you have Attention Deficit Disorder, is that there are two of them and each one seems as long as the first NOFA rules. But at least there are welcome changes. Here’s an overview and a look at who does well […]

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Taking Action on the New NOFA Rules

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Welcome to NOFA 2 and the 60-day march through hell (for some) to $4 billion. After Friday afternoon’s sudden delivery of the preliminary set of NOFA rules, I made the comment that it is good that the agencies are going their separate ways. Trying to keep the NTIA/RUS marriage together for the sake of the […]

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What? Volunteers to Approve $4.7 Billion in Broadband Grants?

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Now there’s a headline that’ll give a broadband applicant pause – and the rest of the network project team terminal heartburn. NTIA unveiled in Boston yesterday they intend to recruit an army of volunteers to make up the panels that do the first round of the review process. This legion of un-paid but patriotic souls […]

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We Got the NOFA. Now Let’s Move Broadband Forward!

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It’s time to move this broadband ball forward!  In my analyst role, I could ponder the winners and losers of the NOFA (broadband stimulus grant rules), or summarize 121 (+ 45 pages on broadband mapping grants) in 900 words. But I’ll let others do that. In my role (and day job) as a consultant to […]

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