Bruce P. Mehlman
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NTIA and RUS unveiled a new searchable database that provides public information on broadband grant applications.
The database is searchable by organization, keywords, project type, program and state. Search results additionally list applicant contact information, project title, grant money requested and a project description.
In a July poll on telecom expert Craig Settles’ blog, 42% of respondents said they intended to apply for broadband grant money but didn’t think they could meet the deadline.