Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus

With "nearly" $28 billion in bids put in for broadband stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), it is quite clear that many companies, operators, and tech groups have applied for grants or loans. (See Recovery Act: Round One Brings 'Nearly $28B' in Bids.)

Unstrung's stimulus index is tracking these bids. So far we know of 19 operators or tech organizations that have applied:

Table 1: Broadband Stimulus Applicants
Company/Group Amount Project Areas Program
360networks TBA Fiber optic network Western U.S. TBA
Champion WiFi $2.7M City WiFi network Monrovia, Calif. BTOP
Clearwire TBA Mobile WiMax TBA TBA
Cricket Communications $8.6M High-speed wireless Internet access Multiple Cities TBD
DigitalBridge $100M WiMax TBA TBA
ERF Wireless $20M Rural WiMax Louisiana, Texas TBA
Hughes Network Systems TBA Satellite Broadband Continental U.S. TBA
Internet America TBA Fixed Wireless Rural Texas BTOP/BIP
KeyOn $150M WiMax network Nationwide BIP
Level 3 Communications Less than $50M Improving amplifier stations Kansas, Tennessee TBD
National Medical Wireless Broadband Alliance TBD Wireless medical networks 70 U.S. hospitals BTOP
OpenCape $40M Fiber optic network Massachusetts/New England BTOP
SkyTerra Communications $37M Develop 700 MHz public safety devices N/A BTOP
TDS Telecom TBD Wireline 13 U.S. states BIP
TowerStream $120M WiMax 17 underserved metro areas BTOP
WildBlue Communications $30M Satellite broadband Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming BTOP
Xfone TBD Wireline TBD TBD
Yonder Media $9.4M Internet access in remote areas Nevada, California TBD
BIP: Broadband Initiatives Program
BTOP: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
TBA: To Be Announced:
TBD: To Be Determined
Sources: Unstrung, Cable Digital News, Business Week

With nearly 2,200 bids in, this list is by no means complete yet. Ninety percent of our data comes from announcements by the operators or groups themselves. Even though all applications for the first round of the broadband stimulus effort have to have been completed by now, organizations are still coming forward with new announcements of bids. (See Recovery Act: Round One Brings 'Nearly $28B' in Bids.)

In the coming weeks, the government is expected to post a database of all the separate bids. Winners of the funds will be announced by September at the earliest.

Please note that we aren't including bids from cities and states, libraries, and educational authorities in this table. We may create a separate table -- or tables -- for these applicants when those bids become public.

We invite readers to send in any updates. If they're applicable, we'll add them to the table. Please send email updates to [email protected].

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

Fundinghound 12/5/2012 | 4:43:07 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus I ran the numbers by reviewing the applications related to healthcare. I'm not sure they meant it when they highlighted healthcare support in the guidance. See my table on Google Docs at http://spreadsheets.google.com...
Fundinghound 12/5/2012 | 3:57:38 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus GA posted their applicants. http://georgiabroadband.net/ are you aware of any other states that have given transparency into their applicant list?
joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:57:38 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus Wonder when the rest will come in?
ConnorF 12/5/2012 | 3:57:37 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus

We have to be thankful that despite of global crisis the government is always ready to lend as a financial assistance to the troubled company. Hopefully the stimulus money will help to restore the normal growth of the economy. I'd like to see the economy bouncing back again so that there's no reason  for us to worry for the uncertain future that it might left. Most of the reasons why we engage for some investment is because we want to have a secure future. Unfortunately every investment became at stake as recession hits the whole world. Stock market investment had a major decline and because of panic some investors opt to withdraw their invested amount. Thus as a sort of advice always leverage whatever investment you may have. Be conservative enough so as to avoid regrets of having loss to your hard earned money. Have you heard the buzz about Sunda Croonquist? is being sued for making jokes, as it is her trade, at the expense of her in laws, and they, led by mother in law Ruth Zafrin, are suing her.  She is being represented by her husbands' law firm, and has pledged to remove the material but won't pay monetary damages.  Perhaps whoever's idea it was to sue  Sunda Croonquist may want to get easy loans instead.


joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:57:37 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus

I haven't seen any more yet, will keep checking.


Fundinghound 12/5/2012 | 3:57:29 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus

Found WA.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:57:26 PM
re: Recovery Act: Tracking the Stimulus This from Albany, NY:

Tech Valley Communications, the City of Albany, and the Albany Public Library have also submitted grant applications to the federal government under President ObamaGÇÖs American Recovery & Reinvestment ActGÇÖs Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (part of the stimulus package passed earlier this year), which will extend the wireless network citywide.
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