Broadband Stimulus Gets One-week Extension

Overloaded servers prevent application completion and some folks are starting to panic. 

The flood of applications for the first round of broadband stimulus funding has apparently ground the online application process to a halt, prompting the NTIA and RUS to announce a one-week extension for applications that are in process by the original deadline date, which is tomorrow (Aug. 14).

Those who applied early are in the best shape, says Craig Settles, industry consultant with   He’s concerned that a one-week extension may not be enough for those who waited.

This first tranche of applications for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is scheduled to be funded by December, followed by two more tranches.

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