Tag Archives: ARRA

Librarians headline national BTOP summit

More than 100 representatives of community anchor institutions, telecom policymakers, and broadband providers convened on March 29, 2011, at the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition BTOP Summit in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the day, attendees heard keynote addresses from U.S. Rep. Doris O. Matsui (D-CA-5) and Lawrence Strickling, Administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration ... Read More »

NTIA/RUS/FCC Holds Informational Meeting on Broadband Stimulus Funding

Today at a public meeting members of the Commerce Department, Department of Agriculture, and Federal Communications Commission gave updates to the $7.2 billion broadband funding provisions of the ARRA. They reiterated the purpose of the broadband funding: to close the broadband gap in America, to stimulate investment, to create jobs, to ensure that schools, libraries, hospitals, and other “community anchor ... Read More »

President Obama Mentions Libraries in Comments Following Signing of ARRA

In comments made after signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), President Obama mentioned libraries, drawing attention to their central role as critical 21st century learning environments. Take this opportunity to advocate for investment of the stimulus funding in libraries at the state and local level. Go to  www.ala.org/knowyourstimulus to see a transcript of President Obama’s remarks, view the ... Read More »