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NTIA Gives Out $11.9 in Grants to Two Illinois Counties

he bucks continue to fly out of the National
Telecommunications & Information Administration.

On Friday (Feb. 19), NTIA announced it has
given out another $11.9 million in broadband stimulus grants, the latest to DeKalb
County and portions of LaSalle
County, both in Illinois.

The money will go, in part, to providing 10 Mbps-10 Gbps backbone broadband
speeds to anchor institutions and other ISPs to serve unserved and underserved

That followed Thursday's
of $357 million in grants to eight states.

NTIA and the USDA are handing out over $7
billion in grants and loans for broadband deployment, adoption and mapping
throughout the stimulus program.