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Recovery Problems

12:55 PM -- It seems the government is still having problems with browsers and servers: The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have today posted that Broadband Stimulus applicants have until August 24 to get the documents related to their applications submitted.

The agencies posted this message this morning:

    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, it may submit those attachments on an appropriate electronic medium by hand-delivery no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on August 24, 2009 or postmarked no later than August 24, 2009.
The number of browsers that the application process needs to support is part of the problem:

    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.
I'll keep an eye on the broadband situation all through the day.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

MetroNetIQ 12/5/2012 | 3:58:21 PM
re: Recovery Problems

I think the stimulus money for rural BB and the intentions to wire America with BB from coast to coast are great, mind you, but come on - get your tech act together, feds!! We still have a long way to go, and the irony of this post struck me...it seems rather basic, and like it could have been anticipated....I guess we will muddle through, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


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