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RUS and NTIA announce additional measures required for broadband stimulus applications

Below is a notice recently posted on regarding applications for broadband stimulus funding.

UPDATE: RUS and NTIA announce additional measures to ensure that all pending electronic applications can be submitted by the extended application deadline of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 20, 2009. All applicants must complete and submit their core application by the extended deadline. To the extent that any applicant has been unable to upload any of the attachments to the application by the extended deadline, they may submit those attachments on an appropriate electronic medium by hand-delivery, overnight express, or regular mail by 5:00 p.m. ET, August 24, 2009.   For applicants that choose a delivery service requiring a contact name and telephone number, that name and number is LaShemma Simmons, (888) 861-5509 [option 5].

For more information see Federal Register Notice: Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Notice of Funds Availability; Method of Acceptance of Supplemental Attachments.

The Notice is being provided for informational purposes only. If there is any difference between this document and the Notice officially published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register Notice is controlling.

It has come to our attention that some users are having problems where their browser stops working and hangs while using the system. We are working to identify and resolve this issue. The current workaround is to use a different browser such as Firefox. If you are having difficulty getting to screens in the system and/or uploading documents, please try to use a different browser. Please notify the Helpdesk whether or not the workaround solved the problem so we can pass on the information to other users in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience.

Please submit your application as soon as possible.

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