Broadband expansion projects in Pennsylvania
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The stimulus act introduced by President Barack Obama allocated $7.2 billion for broadband expansion. More than 2,200 applicants applied, requesting more than $28 billion in grants.
These Pennsylvania-related projects have secured nearly $234 million of that federal funding for broadband expansion projects:
Executive Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -- $28,784,014
Expand Internet connectivity among 32 rural counties in northern Pennsylvania between Interstate 80 and the New York border.
ION Hold Co., LLC transferred to ION NewCo Corp. -- $38,938,988
Expand access in upstate New York, with parts running into the Pennsylvania and Vermont borders.
Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research -- $99,660,678
Connect anchor institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College to run broadband lines in 39 counties.
Mission Economic Development Agency -- $3,724,128 Build public computing centers in 13 communities nationwide, including Philadelphia.
One Economy Corp. -- $28,519,482
Provide computer training in public housing and low-income neighborhoods across 31 states.
PA Department of Community and Economic Development -- $7,356,301
Collect and disseminate data on in-state access and build a map of connectivity.
The City of Philadelphia -- $6,362,129
Create or enhance 77 public computing sites across Philadelphia.
The Urban Affairs Coalition -- $11,804,015
Target at-risk populations in Philadelphia and provide Web training.
Wireless Neighborhoods -- $784,000
Build four computer labs in the Hill District, Garfield, South Side Hilltop and East Liberty neighborhoods of Pittsburgh
Zito Media Communications II, LLC -- $6,136,904
Build a 382-mile radius of connectivity through Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.
First Published May 23, 2011 12:00 am