NTIA, RUS extend deadlines for second round of broadband funding

If you're one of the many service providers or local communities worried about getting your application for the second round of broadband stimulus monies in on time, don't worry because the National Telecommunications & Information Administration and the USDA is extending the deadline to apply for some segments of the second round of broadband stimulus funding.

This week, USDA and NTIA announced the deadline to apply for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure project funding will be extended to March 26th, but computer center and sustainable adoption applicants won't get an extension. Applicants for the USDA's Rural Utility Service for network projects can now turn in their proposals on March 29th.   

These extensions are a change in NTIA's initial stance. As of last week, NTIA administrator Larry Strickling said that they would offer no extensions to the deadlines they previously set.

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- Multichannel News has this article

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