Commerce Dept. issues last of its federal broadband stimulus awards

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the last of its awards under the federal broadband stimulus program, granting awards to 14 projects for a total of $206.8 million. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) separately announced 54 grants to state agencies and territorial governments in the State Broadband Data & Development (State D&D) program category. Under federal law, NTIA and the Department of Commerce must award all of the $7.2 billion appropriated funds by midnight Sept. 30. Article