Four More States Announce Broadband Expansion Projects
In California, a new $66.6 million dollar public-private partnership project will build 1,300 miles of broadband fiber, connecting 110,000 homes and 11,300 businesses to high-speed Internet access. Read more about the project here.
Michigan State University has been awarded a $6 million dollar grant to expand broadband access through underserved urban areas including Detroit. The project is expected to add 2,232 new broadband enabled computers at 207 locations. "We put a major emphasis on the Detroit area," says Kurt DeMaagd, assistant professor of telecommunications at Michigan State University. "I'd say a third of our grant is for Hamramck, Highland Park and Detroit." The new computers are expected to reach more than 13,000 people. Read more here.
South Dakota has received a $20 million dollar grant toward a SDN Communications project designed to “deliver the world” of high-speed Internet to the state. “This is truly amazing technology,” Gov. Mike Rounds said. The project will install broadband access to 305 schools, government offices and public safety institutions, across 359 miles of fiber. Read more here.
Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative and Old Dominion University have received a $10 million dollar grant to build out 170 miles of high-speed Internet access across the southeastern region of the state. Read more about the project here.